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Welcome, Dr. Chris Nelson

Kemin Industries President and CEO Dr. Chris Nelson will serve as co-chair of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council starting this month. Appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad, Nelson succeeds... Read More →

The race is on: STEM Scale-Up Professional Development accelerates across the state

This month marks the start for dozens of STEM Scale-Up program trainings for a couple of thousand PreK through 12 educators ready to teach, prepare and inspire more than 100,000 young Iowan minds... Read More →

MVP for Iowa STEM: Pat Barnes

John Deere Inspire’s Pat Barnes has also inspired the STEM Council from day one through the development of the initiative to its widespread success throughout Iowa.

Before becoming an... Read More →

Four more programs earn the STEM Council Seal of Approval

In June the STEM Council endorsed four more STEM programs in Iowa with the Seal of Approval that continues to recognize great STEM programming happening organically across the state.

Since... Read More →

STEM Culture of Excellence: Andringa Legacy

Ben Franklin advised that if we want something done, it’s best to ask a busy person. Governor Branstad acted on that advice in 2013 by approaching Mary Andringa to co-chair the Iowa Governor’s... Read More →

STEM Council draws FY2015 to close, kicks of FY2016 with flare

The 12th meeting of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council began with closing the books on end-of-fiscal-year business to begin anew for the innovative and exciting developments to come in the... Read More →

BEST practices in business-education partnerships paid forward

No more “take a seat” or “open your textbooks.” Instead, “get to work” is what students can look forward to when they enter STEM BEST (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) classrooms popping... Read More →

Walls between school and work tumble down with Teacher Externships

With an adventurous spirit that would rival Magellan, nearly 40 educators throughout Iowa will cross cultural boundaries into the world of commerce this summer, applying their skills and updating... Read More →

Business and education share demand for Microsoft IT Academy

Both businesses and educators agree that developing skills with the Microsoft Office suite will lead to success in the future offices of Iowa businesses. That notion is why Microsoft IT Academy... Read More →