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Educators have until February 28 to apply for an Iowa STEM Scale-Up Program

The STEM Scale-Up Program offers exemplary, high-quality STEM education offerings to educators at schools, afterschool programs and other settings for grades pre-K through 12. The following 14 evidence-based programs are being offered to educators across Iowa to implement during the 2024-2025 academic year:

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Kathy McGrane

STEM Teacher Externship Classroom Spotlight: Kathy McGrane, West Des Moines Valley High School

West Des Moines Valley High School science teacher Kathy McGrane spent six weeks this summer as a STEM Teacher Extern with MidAmerican Energy. She was an Educational Consultant in the Trades and Crafts Training and Development Department and fostered a lasting relationship with MidAmerican team members and gained knowledge that she has taken back to her classroom this school year.

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Michelle Hill

Meet One of the Newest STEM Council Members, Michelle Hill!

Michelle Hill is a seasoned professional currently serving as the Director for Work-Based Learning at the Waukee Community School District.

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Scale up

Scale-Up Program Applications Open in January for Iowa Educators to Access World-Class STEM Programs

Fourteen programs offer hands-on STEM experiences to PreK-12 students for 2024-2025 academic year

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CSEd

Computer Science Education Week Engages Youth and Families

Each December, schools around the world participate in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek).  For the second year, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has partnered with the Iowa Department of Education, statewide AEAs, and industry partners to curate resources and events for students, educators and families throughout the state in relation to this year’s theme “Creativity with AI.”

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Externship

Nurturing Innovation and Collaboration: Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Transforming Education

Introduction: In the heart of Iowa, a groundbreaking initiative is shaping the future of STEM education. The STEM Teacher Externships Program provides Iowa educators in STEM fields with immersive summer experiences, fostering collaboration between teachers and industry professionals.

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RAPIL

Iowa STEM Helps Teacher Shortage through RAPIL Scholarships

Iowa school administrators lament a shortage of teaching applicants in high-need areas including science, mathematics and technology. Industry leaders lament the lack of access to K-12 teaching pathways for retirees or career changers.

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STEM Council

Fall Meeting of Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Marks Transition Period

Consistency through change was the message delivered by members, friends and allies of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at their bi-annual meeting on Monday, November 13, in room B100, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines. As Jeff Weld steps down from the post of executive director, smooth and swift leadership transition is a top concern among attendees.

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Greenhouses

Greenhouses Sprouting Up Across Iowa

A greenhouse has become a new powerful learning space in some schools across Iowa with the assistance of the STEM BEST® Program. 

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