Greatness STEMs from Active Working Groups and Programs
The most pressing challenges facing STEM education in the state of Iowa requires attention and dedication. The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council identifies specific areas to increase and enhance STEM in the lives of young Iowans. The particular areas of focus are researched and then offered to the STEM Council as areas of further exploration in advancing STEM. The various active working groups and current programs incorporate all facets of STEM and evolve as Iowa STEM progresses.
If you would like to make a suggestion or contribute to any of these groups, please contact us.
Current Active Working Groups
Career Guidance Committee
Charge: Recommend strategies to enhance student career exploration and guidance, especially early exposure.
Creativity and Innovation Task Force
Charge: Recommend actions to honor and recognize the importance of the Arts, Humanities and other disciplines to the fulfillment potential for STEM-rich lives and careers of young Iowans.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM
Charge: Recommend strategies to promote equity, especially means by which the Council can increase the participation rate of underrepresented students in current STEM programs.
Rural STEM Education in Iowa
Charge: Advise on ways and means for enhancing existing efforts and supporting new initiatives toward ensuring that Iowa’s rural youth enjoy every opportunity to thrive in STEM education and the high-demand and rewarding careers that follow.
Charge: Inform the STEM Council’s direction for communicating to various audiences, including developing new materials and targeting audiences important to spreading the Iowa STEM message.
Charge: Inform the STEM Council’s direction and expand the STEM Council’s reach to Iowa youth.