Metro 50

50 Years of Meeting Students Where They Are at Metro High School

On May 30 METRO High School in Cedar Rapids celebrated its 50th Anniversary. To commemorate the day, a one-of-a-kind tree planting was a part of the celebration as METRO High School is the recipient of one of NASA's Artemis Moon Trees. 

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MORE Showcase

Students Showcase Community Impact through STEM BEST Program at MFL MarMac High School

The MORE program at MFL MarMac High School encourages students to build their skills in the Universal Constructs while completing authentic projects with partners in and out of the school district. MFL MarMac is located in Monona in Northeast Iowa and the program's name stands for More Opportunities, Real Experiences.

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Iowa STEM Connects Industry and Classrooms at Iowa Utility Association’s DEV24 Conference

Iowa STEM Bureau Chief, Justin Lewis, and STEM Teacher Externships Program Coordinator, Ann Gritzner, exhibited at the Iowa Utility Association’s Development (DEV) 24 Conference in Cedar Rapids on May 15, 2024. The DEV conference is promoted as Iowa’s premier economic development conference, bringing together new ideas, opportunities and trends from a variety of perspectives to grow Iowa.

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To the moon

Iowa STEM Welcomes New Seal of Approval Partners

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council (Iowa STEM) at the Iowa Department of Education is pleased to welcome three new Seal of Approval program partners! Below is additional information about these programs.

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Iowa Classrooms+Workplaces Summit: Forging Work-Based Learning Partnerships

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council (Iowa STEM) at the Iowa Department of Education produced the Iowa Classrooms+Workplaces Summit on April 10 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

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2024 Teacher Awardees

Congratulations to the 2024 Iowa STEM Teacher Award Recipients!

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council (Iowa STEM) at the Iowa Department of Education is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Iowa STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries. This award honors educators who go above and beyond to bring engaging opportunities into the classroom and inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

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Pella Signing day

STEM BEST Model in Pella Celebrates Signing Day for Students

WorkSMART Connector and the Career Academy of Pella celebrated area high school students who signed up for work-based learning apprenticeship opportunities. Students from Pella, Pella Christian, Knoxville, PCM, Melcher-Dallas, Twin Cedars, North Mahaska and homeschools will now work to complete hours of work and learning to earn special certification while also getting paid. 

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Marson City STEM Festival

Iowa STEM Spring and Summer Opportunities

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council (Iowa STEM) at the Iowa Department of Education ramps up in the spring and summer with many opportunities for engagement by students, families, educators and communities.

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Justin Lewis

Next Leader for Iowa STEM

Alongside Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Co-Chair Diane Young, Iowa Department of Education McKenzie Snow announced Justin Lewis as the STEM Bureau Chief under the Division of Innovation effective March 1. As Bureau Chief, Mr.

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Don’t Miss Iowa’s Classrooms+Workplaces Summit - April 10, 2024!

The Iowa Classroom+Workplace Summit is fast approaching on April 10, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Iowa Events Center, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, in Des Moines. 

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