Since 2014, the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, now at the Iowa Department of Education, has partnered with Kemin Industries to honor outstanding teachers who inspire a passion for STEM in young Iowans. Now in the tenth year, the Iowa STEM Teacher Award is accepting nominations of deserving teachers through Oct. 10.Read More →
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our learning environments, workplaces, social gatherings and more. People around the world are looking at things through a new lens and rapidly making adjustments to safely and effectively deliver instructions, products and services in our communities.Read More →
Still contemplating applying to become a STEM BEST (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) Program? Jeff Grebin from Stanton Community School District, an awardee of the 2019-2020 STEM BEST Program in Southwest Iowa, shares genuine experience in deciding to take the leap and complete an application for STEM BEST Program award.Read More →
As many Iowans are faced with the challenges of homebound learning, the STEM Council facilitated a Twitter chat to connect STEM educators and families to each other and to ideas.
There was a whirlwind of insights, resources and information shared from participants in response to the following questions.Read More →
The spread of COVID-19 has necessitated change in gatherings, learning, social distancing and more. Despite the challenges, the STEM Council remains committed to providing access to STEM programming and resources in the safest manner possible. Below are some of our exciting opportunities coming up.