Joni Ehm Joins STEM Team as Southwest Regional STEM Manager

Joni Ehm joins the STEM Council as the Southwest Iowa Regional STEM Manager.

The STEM Council recently welcomed Joni Ehm as the new Southwest Regional STEM Manager operating out of Southwestern Community College. She joins five regional manager counterparts to effectively implement STEM programming, create connections and collaborate with community and business partners, educators and others to increase student interest and achievement in STEM education and careers. Read more about Joni Ehm Joins STEM Team as Southwest Regional STEM Manager

STEM as Workforce Development the Focus for Council Meeting 23

Orbis Project Mentor Joel Fox of the Ankeny Schools shared about their STEM BEST Program at the STEM Advisory Council Meeting.

The STEM Advisory Council held its 23rd convening at the Urban Campus of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). Council members joined through a hybrid of in-person and online participation for a robust agenda of Regional STEM Hub Institution recognition, STEM program showcases, advancements on strategic planning and STEM Council course setting. Read more about STEM as Workforce Development the Focus for Council Meeting 23

New Co-Chair to Champion STEM Council

Diane Young has been appointed STEM Council co-chair to serve alongside Governor Reynolds.
Governor Kim Reynolds appointed Foundation Analytical Laboratory Owner and Director of Technical Services, Diane Young, to serve as the next STEM Council co-chair, succeeding Accumold CEO and president Roger Hargens.
 

After 15-month Hiatus, STEM Advisory Council Meeting #22

The 22nd meeting of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council.

The twenty-second convening of the STEM Advisory Council was held at the Iowa State University (ISU) Student Innovation Center on April 29. The Center offers space that inspires innovation through experimentation, interdisciplinary collaboration and idea exchange – all of which encompass the mission and goals set forth for the STEM Council. Read more about After 15-month Hiatus, STEM Advisory Council Meeting #22

A Decade of Igniting Skills for the Future, Curiosity for Life

Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

The STEM Council is celebrating 10 years of progress toward increased interest and achievement in STEM education for all Iowans. To launch this milestone anniversary, the STEM Council is sharing a video highlighting the growth and evolution of STEM education in Iowa. Read more about A Decade of Igniting Skills for the Future, Curiosity for Life

STEM Council Vision Sharpened in 2020

The STEM Advisory Council met in January 2020 to define priorities for the years to come.

January 31, 2020, the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council set about defining a course for the years to come. Strategizing commenced with small group discussions as to top priorities on the horizon. Over thirty imperatives were brought forth to be voted on, the highest frequency few to be advanced to action-planning. Five essentials rose to the top: Read more about STEM Council Vision Sharpened in 2020

MVP for Iowa STEM: Wendy Batchelder

Wendy Batchelder, Chief Data Officer for VMware, co-chaired the STEM Council’s Career Exploration & Guidance working group.

With a passion for data science and equity, Wendy Batchelder applies her professional background and personal experiences to her role on the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Read more about MVP for Iowa STEM: Wendy Batchelder

STEM Council Strategic Planning Charts Future Course

STEM Advisory Council members launched five working groups to make recommendations that will shape the future of STEM in Iowa.
Members of the STEM Advisory Council alongside academic, business, public policy and nonprofit leaders and passionate volunteers took part in a six-month quest to chart the course of STEM in Iowa.

Iowa STEM Council Welcomes New Members

Gov. Kim Reynolds recently appointed six new members to the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.
Six Iowa leaders recently joined the STEM Advisory Council, appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The STEM Council is comprised of representatives from all over the state, including leaders in higher education and business, Pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators, nonprofit leaders, as well as state and local government officials.
 

Governor's STEM Education Advisory Council Charts the Future

21st convening of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council.
With a mission of helping people connect to career goals and achieve financial stability, the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families set the stage for the 21st convening of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. The meeting primarily focused on sustainability and expansion of work-based learning.
 
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