Matthew Stier recently joined the STEM team as the new southeast Iowa regional STEM manager. The Southeast Iowa STEM Region consists of a collaborative effort that includes partnerships with The University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College.
“Mr. Stier is an outstanding addition to Iowa’s STEM team, bringing two decades’ experience as a K-12 and higher education STEM educator to bear in serving the STEM Council and constituents,” said Jeff Weld, executive director of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. “Iowa’s STEM network of six regions each spanning over 9,000 square miles are so ably managed by some of the most committed and well-versed STEM professionals in the nation. Matt Stier fits right in with special expertise that adds strength to the team.”
Previously Matt served as a high school science educator. In addition to a record of excellence as a teacher, Matt has also supervised student teachers and is academically active in educational research and publication. He has conducted various professional development workshops emphasizing teacher leadership, professional learning and how organizational features can influence school improvement efforts.
“I look forward to supporting the work of our educators and promoting educational equity for all students,” said the new Southeast STEM Regional Manager. “The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council offers numerous programs and opportunities to assist educators with incorporating STEM education and career-linked learning into their curriculum.”
Stier earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He earned a master’s degree in science education from the University of Northern Iowa and is in the process of completing his doctorate in educational leadership from The University of Iowa.
For more information on Iowa STEM regions, visit www.IowaSTEM.org/regions.