of the Iowa
Governor's STEM Advisory Council
Hawkeye Community College
Upper Iowa University
North Tama County Community School District
Chickasaw County Extension and Outreach
Martin Brothers Distributing
JB Holland Construction
City of Dubuque
Three Schools Receive STEM B.E.S.T. Award in Northeast Iowa
As part of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council initiative to bring teachers and industry professionals together to help prepare students for STEM careers, 13 schools were selected to be a 2019 STEM B.E.S.T. (
Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers
) Program Partner.
The STEM B.E.S.T. Program supports school-business partnerships that allow teachers and industry professionals to work side-by-side on curriculum and projects that give students actual workplace experience and an understanding of the opportunities and required skills for careers in STEM fields.
Congratulations to the STEM B.E.S.T. awardees in Northeast Iowa. They include;
- Jesup Community School District
- New Hampton Community School District
- Waterloo Community School District
A total of 63 STEM B.E.S.T. partnerships have been established since the program launched in 2014. For more information about the STEM B.E.S.T. Program, visit
STEM Festival in Elkader was Inspirational!
On October 24, we had over 250 people attend the STEM festival in Elkader.
Exhibits featured interactive STEM activities for students and their families. Attendees conducted amazing science experiments, observed a variety of fascinating animals, performed surgery with a Laparoscopic Surgical Trainer, tested their skills on a welding simulator, and much more!
Thank you to our STEM exhibitors!
- Clayton County B.E.S.T.
- Clayton County Conservation
- East Buchanan Robotics - FTC
- Fayette County Conservation Board
- Fusion Products
- Geater Machining and Mfg.
- Green Iowa Americorps
- Iowa Public Television
- ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H
- Keystone Area Education Agency
- Mobile Track Solutions
- Northeast Iowa Community College: Magnetism
- Northeast Iowa Community College: Career Learning Link
- Northeast Iowa Community College: Nursing Program
- Science Center of Iowa
- Starmont SunDevils Robotics
- The Grout Museum District
- University of Iowa Health Care STEM Education
- Wartburg College
- West Delaware High School
- Zwanziger Realty & MSA Professional Services
Some quotes from participants;
I really loved this event thanks so much
Was great fun. Many great learning experiences for kids (Adult)
Cool event for families
Learned a lot
Thank you to the planning committee and a special thank you to Keystone AEA for the venue and Clayton County Development Group for the delicious STEM cookies.
Course: Meeting the Needs of all Students through STEM Principles
Time is running out to register for the STEM Principles course.
Course #180263 - Meeting the Needs of all
Students through STEM Principals
Strands available include:
* Project-Based Learning (PBL)
* I am starting from scratch - HELP
* Maker Space
* Early Childhood STEM Connection
Deadline to register is November 27
1.) Click to see offerings by Central Rivers AEA.
2.) Select course #180263
3.) Log In to AEA Learning Online
Exhibitor Registration is Open for
STEM Festivals this Spring
Exhibitor registration is open for STEM festivals being held throughout Northeast Iowa. They 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
Northeast Iowa STEM Region Awards
Educators throughout Iowa had an opportunity to apply for one of three Math Scale-Up Programs in September.
The programs were Bootstrap:Data Science, Desmos Middle School Math and Differentiated Math Centers.
On October 31, the Northeast Iowa STEM Region awarded 127 educators throughout the region a Math Scale-Up Program. Awards will impact nearly 3,600 students.
Educators will take part in trainings for the awarded programs, followed by implementation during the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.
Congratulations to the organizations awarded a Program!!