Southwest Iowa STEM Region

Iowa STEM Map - Southwest Iowa STEM Region

The Southwest Iowa STEM Region is a collaborative effort with Southwestern Community College–Red Oak Center. The Southwest Region is able to use the strengths from the institution to help expand STEM into the communities served in Southwest Iowa.

Southwestern Community College–Red Oak Center

2300 North 4th Street
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
Office Telephone Number: (712) 623-2541
Southwest Iowa STEM Regional website:

The Regional Manager, Casey Wenstrand, Southwestern Community College–Red Oak Center and Southwest Iowa’s Advisory Board collaborate to identify, grow and create STEM programs that strengthen the Southwest STEM region.

Southwest Iowa’s Advisory Board Members:

  • Jane Chaillie, Leon
  • Misty Gray
  • Denise Hoag
  • Nadine Jessen, Exira
  • Larry Johnson, Lamoni
  • Stephanie Lane, Creston
  • Janell Leinen, Panama
  • Heidi Lowthorp, Sidney
  • Renee Riedel, Clarinda
  • Kristin Sheffield
  • Katherine Somers
  • Deb Sprecker, Woodbine
  • Terry Thorneten, Harlan
Casey Wenstrand

About Casey Wenstrand, M.A.

Casey Wenstrand is the Southwest Regional STEM Manager for the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and located at Southwestern Community College. Casey graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and sciences and received his masters degree in education curriculum and instruction from Northwest Missouri State University. During his career, Casey worked with Iowa 4-H, Northwest Missouri State University as a Career Services Specialist, and Upward Bound as Project Director and Academic Coordinator.