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Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Regional STEM Hub Network

Iowa STEM Council STEM Regional Hubs - supported by the Iowa STEM Council Operations Center

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About

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Regional STEM Hub network is a statewide ecosystem that aligns leaders in higher education, business, pre-K through 12 education, as well as state and local governmental officials and agencies. The Iowa STEM Council and its six regional STEM Hubs are committed to increasing student interest and achievement in STEM, cultivate STEM-literacy and promote economic development and community vitality in Iowa. Thanks to ongoing, bipartisan support of the Iowa legislature, Iowa’s effort continues to gain momentum and demonstrate impact. Through the Iowa STEM Council’s early actions, six Regional STEM Hubs are creating localized collective impacts and partnerships, bringing together dedicated STEM stakeholders including local and regional leaders from preK-12, post-secondary and higher education, informal education, business and industry, workforce, economic development, non-profits, state agencies and the Iowa state legislature. All of this work is supported and directed by the Iowa STEM Advisory Council Operations Center.

Key Programs

STEM Scale-Up Programming:
*Identifying and delivering exemplary STEM to preK-12 educators.
*Iowa STEM Teacher Externships: Extended immersion of teachers in the work world.
*STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers): School + business innovation partnerships.
*Computer Science is Elementary: Transforming six high-poverty elementary schools into showcases of outstanding computer science education.
*I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award: Sponsored by Kemin Industries, recognition of outstanding STEM educators
*Microsoft Imagine Academy: Certifications of students and teachers in Microsoft platforms.
*Regional Family STEM Festivals: Community-wide celebrations of hands-on STEM. *STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair: Exhibits and partnerships showcasing STEM for fair attendees.
*STEM Day at the Capitol: Annual snapshot of statewide programs and impacts for legislators.

Partners

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Regional STEM Hub network is a statewide ecosystem that aligns leaders in higher education, business, pre-K through 12 education, as well as state and local governmental officials and agencies. The Iowa STEM Council and its six regional STEM Hubs are committed to increasing student interest and achievement in STEM, cultivate STEM-literacy and promote economic development and community vitality in Iowa. Thanks to ongoing, bipartisan support of the Iowa legislature, Iowa’s effort continues to gain momentum and demonstrate impact. Through the Iowa STEM Council’s early actions, six Regional STEM Hubs are creating localized collective impacts and partnerships, bringing together dedicated STEM stakeholders including local and regional leaders from preK-12, post-secondary and higher education, informal education, business and industry, workforce, economic development, non-profits, state agencies and the Iowa state legislature. All of this work is supported and directed by the Iowa STEM Advisory Council Operations Center.

Contact

Jeffrey Weld
Executive Director
Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
weld@iowastem.gov