of the Iowa
Governor's STEM Advisory Council
Chickasaw County Extension and Outreach
Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council
Northeast Iowa Community College
Martin Brothers Distributing
Keystone Area Education Agency
City of Dubuque
Iowa Scale-Up Request for Proposals Open for STEM Program Providers
STEM programs that serve PreK-12 grade audiences in or out of school with the capacity to deliver professional development/training and materials in Iowa are invited to submit a proposal for the Iowa STEM Scale-Up Program for the 2022 - 2023 academic year.
This year strategic priorities include:
- STEM careers (especially with local context) - ideally an element of any Scale-Up proposal
- Computational thinking (elementary, middle or high school levels)
- Early learning (PreK-3) STEM
- Agricultural science (elementary, middle or high school levels)
- Ecology and energy education (elementary, middle or high schools levels)
- Mathematics, especially applied and contextual to students' lives (elementary, middle or high schools levels)
- STEM and arts integration (elementary, middle or high schools levels)
- Transdisciplinary (integrated) S-T-E-M (elementary, middle or high schools levels)
*Proposals for other topical fields will also be considered.
- August 2, 2021: Request for Proposals posted and disseminated.
- September 13, 2021, 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (just before midnight): Proposal submission deadline.
- September 14 - November 14, 2021: Review period.
- November 15, 2021: Proposers notified.
- November 15, 2021 - January 2021: Selected Program Providers collaborate with STEM Council network administrators to prepare materials for the educator application phase.
- January - April 2022: Programs marketed to Iowa educators.
- January 10, 2022: Educator application opens
- February 28, 2022, 11:59 PM Central Standard Time: Educator application submission deadline.
- March - April 2022: Regional STEM Advisory Boards determine awardee educators.
- April 8, 2022: Awardees notified.
- May 2022: Program Providers introduced to awarded educators to begin planning.
- Summer 2022: Training, professional development in preparation for program implementation academic year 2022-2023.
Nominate a Teacher for the
Iowa STEM Teacher Award
Administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, students and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) advocates are invited to nominate an inspirational teacher for the 2021-2022 Iowa STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries and the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council.
This award honors teachers who make a significant difference in the lives of students across the state by providing excellent curriculum, encouraging lifelong learning and inspiring a passion for STEM beyond the classroom and into the future. We are looking for educators who represent Iowa, defined as:
Innovative: Use unique ways to educate students to develop a curiosity in STEM fields.
Outstanding: Have a true passion for education and provide an exceptional learning experience.
Worldly: Help students see that STEM is all around us and is more than the sum of its parts.
Academic: Engage students in the classroom, preparing them for higher education and high- demand careers.
One teacher from each of the six STEM regions is selected for their contributions and dedication to STEM education in Iowa. Each recipient will receive $1,500 for personal use, as well as another $1,500 to be used in their classroom.
Eligible nominees include licensed, full-time, PreK-12 Iowa STEM teachers in public or non-public schools. For this award, a full-time teacher is defined as an educator who spends at least 75% of their working hours (approximately 30 hours, minimum) in the classroom - both virtually and in-person - interacting with students. Nominations for previous award recipients and self-nominations will not be accepted.
Future Ready Iowa/STEM Summit
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
9AM to 2PM
Iowa Events Center - Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
The 2021 Future Ready Iowa Summit: Transforming Education for the Workforce – brings together leaders from business and industry, education, nonprofits, elected officials, students and others to amplify the public conversation about connecting education and the workforce, with a focus on expanding work-based learning and computer science as critical aspects of STEM education. Registration is FREE!