North Central Iowa Region

Iowa STEM Map - North Central Iowa STEM Region

The North Central Iowa STEM Region is a collaborative effort with Iowa State University. The North Central Region is able to use the strengths from the institution to help expand STEM into the communities served in North Central Iowa.

Iowa State University

1259 Stange Road
Ames, IA 50011-1001
Office Telephone: 515-294-0945
North Central Iowa STEM website:

The Regional Manager, Kelly Bergman, Iowa State University and North Central Iowa's Regional STEM Advisory Board collaborate to identify, grow and create STEM programs that strengthen the North Central STEM region.

North Central Iowa’s Advisory Board Members:

  • Jared Brown, Ankeny
  • Lindsey Falk, St. Ansgar
  • Ashley Flatebo, Garner
  • Teresa Green, Boone
  • Allyson Krull, Mason City
  • Sara Nelson, Ames
  • Todd Oesterle, Mason City
  • Michael Pedersen, Marshalltown
  • Kathy Rogotzke, Charles City
  • Sarah Rosenblum, Marshalltown
  • Kay Schmalen, Clear Lake
  • Matthew Stephan, Fort Dodge
  • Yen Verhoven, Ames
  • David Zrostlik, Garner
Kelly Bergman

About Kelly Bergman, Ph.D.

Kelly has more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry. She carried out and managed investigative work in petroleum exploration and development and also developed novel approaches to carbon sequestration and management. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to STEM education and outreach through the interaction with STEM instructors and youth STEM activities. She received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received a Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the University of Miami, where she spent time as a research assistant and worked with middle school teachers and students to bring environmental science curriculum to the classroom.