December/January 2020
 

Jeff Beneke
Northeast Regional
STEM Manager 
 

319-273-7397

 

 
 
 


Upcoming Events 


 
 
 
 
 February 19
STEM Day  
at the Capitol 
 
 
 
 
March 24
Cedar Falls
 
   
 Cedar Falls
 

April 14
Iowa STEM Summit
Des Moines


April 16 
Dubuque 
 
 
April 23 
Decorah 
 
 
May 15
STEM B.E.S.T. Application Closes





Have an event
coming up? 


 
Northeast Region
of the Iowa 
 Governor's STEM Advisory Council


 Advisory Board


 Jane Bradley
 Hawkeye Community  College


Sue Burrack
Upper Iowa University


Lisa Chizek
North Tama County Community School District


Kendra Crooks
 Chickasaw County Extension and Outreach


 Kelly Cooper
 Dubuque Area
Labor-Management Council


 Larry Escalada
 University of
Northern Iowa


 Heather Fransen
  RSM, LLP

 Doreen Hayek
 University of
Northern Iowa


Ellen Heuer
 Martin Brothers Distributing


Bill Holland
JB Holland Construction


 Mason Kuhn
 University of
Northern Iowa


 Jason Martin-Hiner
 Keystone Area
Education Agency


Kim Miller
TDS Automation


Allison Plunkett
John Deere


Anderson Sainci
City of Dubuque





  
festival
Requesting Exhibitors for   
STEM Festivals this Spring
   
Exhibitor registration is open for STEM festivals being held  throughout Northeast Iowa this SpringExamples from past exhibits. Festivals include;  
 
 
Tuesday, March 24  
4:00PM to 7:30PM
University of Northern Iowa Dome 
 
 
Thursday, April 16
4:00PM to 7:00PM
University of Dubuque
 
 
Thursday, April 23
4:00PM to 7:00PM 
Luther College 
 
 
  
scale-up
2020-21 Scale-Up Program Menu Announced January 13
  
The Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council will release the 2020-21 STEM Scale-Up program menu on January 13.
 
Educators across the state interested in implementing these programs in the classroom and out-of-school may apply starting January 21 .   Awarded applicants will be notified early April.    
 
 
Deadline to apply is March 2.
To learn more about the Scale-Up programs, visit  https://iowastem.gov/Scale-Up.
     
  
BEST
STEM B.E.S.T. Application Opens  
February 10  
     
A priority for the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council for 2020-2021 is to expand the community of innovative, replicable STEM work-based learning models, known as Iowa STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program.  
 
 
The goal of STEM BEST® Program is to unite educators and employers to expand the learning continuum from school to careers.
 
A hallmark of Iowa STEM education is the connection of classroom learning to meaning beyond the school walls. Overarching guidelines are provided to assist proposers. These guidelines allow for ample flexibility in design to encourage and support organic development of STEM BEST® Programs which match local strengths, challenges and resources. STEM BEST® Program models are open to K-12 public and non-public school applicants. Past STEM BEST® Program award recipients are eligible to apply for expanding current programs.
 

APPLICATION TIMELINE

  • February 10, 2020: Application portal opens
  • March 2020: Informational webinar for prospective applicants. 
  • May 15, 2020: Application due
  • July 2020: Awards announced
  • August 1, 2020 - June 15, 2021: Implementation
 
 
Details on past awards can be found at http://www.IowaSTEM.gov/STEMBEST.
 
 
Please contact Jeff Beneke (jeff.beneke@uni.edu), if you are interested in applying or have questions about the program. 
  
  Gem
STEM GEM Poster 
   
The latest STEM Gem poster, from the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, features Tyler Hahn with Cherokee Public Library. 
 
Fourteen STEM Gem posters have been created over the past ten years featuring career fields in STEM teaching, engineering, computer programming, graphic design, aviation, race car driving and students preparing for future STEM careers. 
 
 
Anyone wishing to receive the latest STEM Gem poster or the entire series may complete a request form or download and print in house at https://iowastem.gov/stem-gem-poster-series. 
 
 
 Deadline to request a poster(s) is January 31.