North Central Regional Manager
Iowa State University
1259 Stange Rd
Ames, Iowa 50011
STEM Event Calendar
STEM Day at the Capitol
STEM Advisory Meeting
STEM Advisory Meeting
Scale-Up Awardees Announced
2017-18 NC STEM Advisory Board
Richard Ritter III Marshalltown
Sarah Rosenblum Marshalltown
Camille Sloan Schroeder
2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Programs
The 2018-19 Scale-Up Program application is officially open. The scale-Up program menu ranges from coding programs to conduction agricultural field experiences and learning about STEM careers.
- The following ten programs are being offered:
- CASE - Animal and Plant Biotech
- CASE - Environmental Sci Issues
- Computer Science Principles
- Engineering Everywhere
- Making STEM Connections
- Pint Size Science
- PowerTeaching Math
- PLTW - Computer Science for Innovators and Makers
- Ramps and Pathways
- STEM in Action
Join the Pint Size Science provider for a webinar to learn more about the program and how it can meet your education needs. The modules and materials included will be discussed and you will be free to ask questions. Find more information and instructions to join the webinar here!
2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit registration
The summit will bring together leaders from business
and industry, education, nonprofits, elected officials, students and others to amplify the public conversation about transforming education and the workforce, with a focus on expanding work-based learning and computer science instruction.
- Mary Andringa, Vermeer's board chair;
- Brandon Busteed, Gallup's executive director of education and workforce development;
- Governors Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and John Hickenlooper of Colorado;
- Hadi Partovi, Code.org's CEO; and
- Jeff Weld, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's senior policy advisor for STEM education.
The agenda also features a showcase of work-based learning exhibits, table talks, networking opportunities and breakout sessions.
The all-day summit will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. It is open to the public. The cost is $50 for adults. There is no cost for students.
2018 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award
Teresa Green, K-5 Technology Teacher at Edwards Elementary, was recently selected as the North Central Iowa Region's recipient of the 2018 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award. The award is established through the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council and sponsored by Kemin Industries. It recognizes "exceptional dedication toward increasing student interest and achievement in STEM fields and careers in innovation."
Green is a 30 year veteran teacher (25 in the Ames CSD) who started as an elementary music teacher. She got her Masters of Curriculum and Instructional Technology degree from Iowa State University, and today is a the K-5 Technology Teacher at Edwards Elementary.
Although she offers technology support across the school, facilitating the "Makerspace" at Edwards is what she loves to do. Students are able to tinker and "make" during their time in the Makerspace, whether they are coding, sewing, or building. "I always try to engage the students in problem solving activities, and infuse a lot of creativity to motivate them to solve problems. I want to provide the students with 'nuggets' of experiences in a wide range of S.T.E.M. projects with the hopes that each student will find their passion and gravitate toward the field they love," said Green.
A former student initially nominated Green for the award, and she was recognized at the I.O.W.A. STEM Award Ceremony at the State Capital in February.
Girls in Science
Through the Girls in Science Initiative, the Science Center of Iowa aims to empower and equip girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in order to promote girls' early engagement in STEM, encourage pursuit of these careers and develop a diverse workforce for the 21st century.
Girls of all ages attended the event on Saturday, February 10 to connect with female role models and attend workshops conducted by scientists.
Fore information about the program at the Science Center of Iowa:
Judges needed for State Science and Technology Fair
Do you have a major, degree, or background in science, engineering or technology? Then we want you. We are expecting 700 young scientists and engineers to come to Iowa State University to exhibit and learn from judges just like you. Please join us at this year's State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa on March 22-23 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. We are in need of Senior High Judges on Thursday and Junior High Judges on Friday. You can judge a half day (Friday), full day (Thurs or Fri) or both days of the Fair.