July/August 2019
 

Jeff Beneke
Northeast Regional
STEM Manager 
 

319-273-7397

 

 
 
 


Upcoming Events 


August 18
STEM Day at the
State Fair


August 18
Nominations open for I.O.W.A. STEM
Teacher Award


August 20
STEM BEST

August 27


September 13
STEM BEST application deadline


September 19
STEM Principles Course
Clear Lake


October 1


October 24
Elkader


October 29
STEM Principles Course
Marshalltown


December 12
STEM Principles Course
Cedar Falls


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


 Erin Dragotto
 National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium


 Larry Escalada
 University of
Northern Iowa


 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


Anderson Sainci
City of Dubuque




  
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STEM BEST Webinar Offered

The goal of STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program is to unite educators and employers to expand the learning continuum from school to careers.     
 
Since 2014, the STEM BEST® Awards have been helping schools create opportunities for students to connect what they learn in the classroom with real-world applicability and potential careers. Iowa public and non-public schools serving students in grades K-12 are welcome to apply.  

The Iowa STEM Council will be hosting an  
informational webinar:
 
August 20, 2019
3:30-4:30
 
To join the webinar, go to:  https://uni.zoom.us/j/849600201 or dial in by telephone to (669) 900 6833, meeting ID #849 600 201. (The webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.)

 
 

DEADLINE to Apply
  September 13, 2019
 
 
For further information, visit:  
  
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Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival (Elkader) - Exhibitors Wanted  
      
 
Join us in sharing the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by exhibiting at the   Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival in Elkader on Thursday, October 24 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. 
 
The goals of the STEM festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities and to introduce children and parents to STEM careers.
 
Who is Invited to Exhibit:
  • Business and industry
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Non-profit groups
  • Government organizations
  • Other
 
What we are Looking for in an Exhibitor:
There are endless possibilities of what the students and families could do at your booth including:
  • conducting an experiment
  • playing a game
  • participating in an interactive demonstration
  • for examples, please visit the Northeast STEM Hub website. 
 
 
Click on an icon below to register to exhibit. 
 
 
 
For questions contact; 
Jeff Beneke at jeff.beneke@uni.edu  
 
  
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Professional Development in  
STEM Principles   
 
The Central Rivers Area Education Agency is partnering with the North Central and Northeast Iowa STEM Regions in offering the course: Meeting the Needs of all Students through STEM Principals (Course #180263). Educators may register for one of the three locations offered: 

Clear Lake 
September 19 and January 24
 
Marshalltown
October 29 and February 20
 
Cedar Falls  
December 12 and April 4
 
 
 
 
Register at AEA Online Learning 
Strands available include:
  • I have (or just received) a STEM Scale Up Grant
  • What does STEM Integration Look Like (How to Integrate)
  • Project-Based Learning(PBL)
  • I am starting from scratch - HELP  
  • Maker Space
  • Early Childhood STEM Connection    
     
 
 
  
Highlights
2018-19 Highlights for the  
Northeast Iowa STEM Region  
 
 
SCALE-UP PROGRAMMING
  • 177 educators impacted
  • Approximately 11,000 youth impacted
 
 
STEM FESTIVALS
  • Four STEM festivals held in Northeast Iowa
  • Approximately 3,500 people attended the festivals
  • 157 exhibitors representing business/industry, higher education, etc.
  • Four amazing guests (refer below)
 
 
 
STEM BEST®
 

Three school districts awarded STEM BEST® grants  

(Allamakee, Cedar Falls and Central)

 
 
 
 
I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award  
(sponsored by Kemin Industries)
 

Ann Gritzner from Central High School in Elkader   

recognized in 2019 

 

 
 
TEACHER EXTERNSHIP
 

21 teachers participated in the

externship program