At STEM Day at the Capitol on February 8, educators and students filled the Capitol Rotunda to share the return on investment (ROI) in STEM Council programs with Iowa legislators.

STEM Day at the Capitol Shows ROI to Legislators

Programs of Iowa’s STEM Council inspire STEM teaching that gives students the technical and intellectual tools they need to connect what they learn in the classroom with real-world applications. High demand STEM jobs in business and industry across the state make STEM study an essential economic development force too.

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Regional STEM Advisory Board members from Iowa's six STEM regions attended a  "mega-meeting" to share ideas for increased impact.

Regional STEM Advisory Board Members Convene to Share Practices

The Iowa STEM Council’s implementation network consists of six geographic regions strategically positioned across Iowa. This structure helps deepen and broaden access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational and economic development opportunities and each region is supported by a Regional STEM Advisory Board with members appointed by the Governor.

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As a member of the STEM Advisory Council, MakuSafe Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Gabe Glynn supported STEM Day at the Capitol and engaged with legislators, teachers and students.

STEM Council Members Do More Than Counsel

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.

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Abbie Chesling, teacher at St. Malachy Catholic School, and some of her kindergarten students demonstrated Storytime STEM-packs, a popular Scale-Up Program, at STEM Day at the Capitol.

Top STEM for Every Child via Scale-Up

Moons mats, Bee-Bots, drones and snap circuits are some of the learning tools offered, along with corresponding curriculum and training, through the Council’s STEM Scale-Up Program.

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