March 2018

Jeff Beneke
Northeast Regional
STEM Manager
319-273-7397 (office)


Upcoming Events

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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

 Scott Fortune
 Upper Iowa
Tool & Die and Innovations

 Doreen Hayek
 University of
Northern Iowa

 Chad Heinzel
 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

 Norma Thiese

The Northeast Region of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, located on the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) campus, believes it is important to bring our community together to advance the STEM movement, which is transforming the nation.

Scale-upDeadline to Apply for a STEM Scale-Up Program is March 5  
The 2018-2019 Scale-Up Program application will close Monday, March 5. Do not miss out on this opportunity! 


Any public or private school or active learning community serving students in grades preK-12 are eligible to apply for Scale-Up programs.


Questions call 319-273-7397 or email 
  FestivalRequest for STEM Festival Exhibitors!   

The Northeast Iowa STEM Hub, in collaboration with regional partners, are seeking exhibitors for two STEM festivals in April.  Exhibitors are asked to provide hands-on activities to showcase STEM opportunities and careers. The STEM festivals are family oriented events attracting kids of all ages.

Thursday, April 12
4 PM to 7 PM 
Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival (Calmar)  
(Deadline to register to exhibit is April 2) 

Saturday, April 21
10 AM to 2 PM

Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival 

(Deadline to register to exhibit is April 6)

Please visit our website to learn more about each event.     
SummitSave the Date! Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit      

Mark your calendar for the Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit to be held on April 3, 2018, at the Iowa Events Center.
This one-day event brings 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.
shareS hare Your Scale-Up Story with Us!   
Were you awarded a Scale-Up Program during the 2017-18 academic year?  If so, share your story and pictures with us!  We will share your story in our newsletters and social media.   

Email to: 
Twitter: NE_IA_STEM 
Facebook: @NEIASTEM 

Evaluations will be coming out soon.