Stats from 2022 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report

Promising Gains, Vexing Challenges Define Annual Assessment

The essential service of measuring effect of programming by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is provided by an inter-university consortium of Iowa State University’s Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE), the University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Programs (ITP) as well as their Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) and the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Social and Be

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Iowa State University chemical engineering student Emily Wilkerson closed the 24th STEM Advisory Council meeting.

STEM Programs and Working Group Advancements Take Center Stage at 24th STEM Council Meeting

Council member, student representative and Iowa State University chemical engineering student Emily Wilkerson wrapped up the 24th Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council meeting held at the Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus.

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Students from communities across Iowa take part in the STEM Council Youth Advisory Board.

New Chapter for STEM Youth Advisory Group

An inspiring group of 24 Iowa youth, ranging from middle school through college age, were recently appointed to the STEM Youth Advisory Group. These students will represent their peers across the state as they contribute to the STEM Council’s mission and will provide a valuable evaluative lens for Council activities.

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North Central Regional STEM Manager Mauree Haage

Mauree Haage Joins STEM Network Team as North Central Regional STEM Manager

The STEM Council welcomes Mauree Haage as the new North Central Regional STEM Manager operating out of Iowa State University.

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Students working on computer

New STEM BEST Opportunity to Expand Career-Linked Learning

Re-envisioning recyclable materials into usable products, developing entrepreneurial skills through student-run storefronts, taking on leadership roles at community and live events, simulating advanced manufacturing and healthcare experience through school business partnerships. These are a few of the many career-linked opportunities the STEM BEST Program is creating in Iowa.

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Scholarships for the RAPIL Program are now available through the STEM Council for professionals interested in teaching STEM.

STEM Council Helps Teacher Shortage Through RAPIL Scholarships

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is helping to answer the demand for qualified teachers in high-demand fields. Twenty-two STEM scholarships are now invested in teachers-in-training who are transitioning from other professions through the Regents Alternative Pathway to Intern Licensure (RAPIL) Program. RAPIL is an efficient, rapid pathway to teaching.

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The STEM-LIfT Scholarship supports STEM teachers to sharpen their knowledge and skills in these swiftly moving fields.

Support in Place for Teachers to Pursue Latest High-Demand Skills

Job skills needed by school graduates are evolving rapidly; to thrive in today’s workplace graduates need to command basic skills in robotics, data management, programming, modern machining and others embedded in STEM education. Teachers of STEM subjects need the opportunity for special professional development that keeps them abreast of these rapidly evolving skill trends.

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The interactive STEM ReachMap features localized information about many STEM Council programs.

STEM Council Launches Interactive Program Map

With a mission of providing opportunities that inspire all of Iowa’s young people to become innovative, enterprising contributors to our future workforce and the quality of life in our communities, the STEM Council recently launched the STEM ReachMap.

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Waterloo Schools Executive Director of Professional Education Jeff Frost provides a tour of the Waterloo Career Center.

38 Schools to Advance Career-Linked Learning through STEM BEST H.D. Recognition

Thirty-eight school districts throughout Iowa have been recognized as STEM BEST H.D. (High Demand) models of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. This is the highest number of schools to be named as STEM BEST models since the program’s launch in 2014. STEM BEST H.D.

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Six Iowa teachers receive 2022 Iowa STEM Teacher Award.

Six Iowa Educators Recognized with 2022 Iowa STEM Teacher Award

The STEM Council is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Iowa STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries.

Northwest Region

Susan Oehlertz
K-12 Technology Integrationist and Computer Science Teacher
Pocahontas Area Community School District

Pocahontas, IA

North Central Region

Jamie Pudenz

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