The STEM Advisory Council consists of a group of leaders in education, business and industry, state and local government and nonprofits who collaborate to boost STEM education and innovation. From serving on application review teams and working groups to volunteering at events and assisting as speakers or presenters, the Council is deeply entrenched in delivering high-quality STEM opportunities to students.
Recently, STEM Advisory Council member and MakuSafe Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Gabe Glynn attended STEM Day at the Capitol where he shared about the impact and return on investment of STEM Council programs.
“When I see what the young people of Iowa are doing through STEM, with the help and support of Iowa’s passionate educators, I see an incredibly bright future. As a Council member, I get a front row seat to the creative vision of Iowa’s youth,” said Glynn.
STEM Advisory Council member and Winterset High School teacher Kacia Cain recently reviewed applications for the STEM BEST Program.
“When I first joined the STEM Council, I was not sure what to expect or how long it would last. I knew, as a science teacher, that science, technology, engineering and mathematics were important for Iowa students and the state,” said Cain. “Now, all these years later, the STEM Council is still expanding its outreach and has become a model for STEM nationally and internationally.”
Iowa continues to see advancements in STEM education and careers. With support and advocacy from members of the STEM Advisory Council, we can look forward to further progress and growth in STEM for years to come. The STEM Council member roster can be found at https://iowastem.org/council.