October 2019

Jeff Beneke
Northeast Regional
STEM Manager 




Upcoming Events 

October 1

October 24

October 29
STEM Principles Course

December 12
STEM Principles Course
Cedar Falls
March 24
Cedar Falls

April 16 
April 23 

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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

 Larry Escalada
 University of
Northern Iowa

 Heather Fransen

 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

Deadline to Apply for a   
Scale-Up Program is October 1 
Deadline to apply for a scale-up program is October 1, 2019. K-12 schools, afterschool programs and other educational organizations are encouraged to apply for the programs to be implemented during the 2019-2020 academic year.
The STEM Scale-Up Programs include:
For additional information about STEM Scale-Up Program menu and to apply, please visit www.iowastem.gov/scale-up-application .
Nominate a Teacher for the   
I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award   
Administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, students and other STEM advocates have until Friday, October 4 to nominate an inspirational science, technology, engineering or mathematics teacher for the 2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries and the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council.  
Eligible nominees include licensed, full-time, PreK-12 Iowa STEM teachers in public or non-public schools. Nominations for previous award recipients and self-nominations will not be accepted.
This award is dedicated to honoring one teacher from each of the six STEM regions for their contributions and dedication to STEM education in Iowa. Each recipient will receive $1,500 for personal use, as well as another $1,500 to be used in their classroom. 
For more information about this award and the nomination process, visit   www.IowaSTEM.gov/TeacherAward .

Nominate a teacher today!!
Course: Meeting the Needs of all Students through STEM Principles 
The Central Rivers Area Education Agency is offering a free course entitled, "Meeting the Needs of all Students through STEM Principals (Course #180263)"  on October 29 in Marshalltown and December 12 in Cedar Falls. 

Strands available include:
*   I have (or just received) a STEM Scale Up award 
*   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

To register, visit AEA Learning Online.  
    1.) Click to see offerings by Central Rivers AEA.
    2.) Select course #180263  
    3.) Log In to AEA Learning Online 
October 29 
Deadline to register is October 15 
Cedar Falls
December 12 
Deadline to register is November 27 
Exhibitor Registration is Open for  
STEM Festivals being held in Northeast Iowa   
Exhibitor registration is open for STEM festivals being held throughout Northeast Iowa. They include;  
Thursday, October 24
4:00PM to 7:00PM
Keystone AEA  
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 
Looking for Workplace Hosts for STEM Teacher Externship Program 
The Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Program is a unique opportunity for workplaces to build mutually beneficial partnerships with some of Iowa's talented STEM educators and impact the future workforce.
The STEM Teacher Externship Program matches workplace hosts with local STEM educators who assist with hands-on projects for six weeks during the summer. Externship matches are carefully made based on an educator's interests and skills and the needs of the workplace host.

The educator i s able to bring his or her summer externship experience along with real-world applications back to the classroom, while also providing students with career information about workplaces in their community.
Workplaces interested in hosting an Extern during the summer of 2020 can complete an interest form at www.iowastem.gov/externships-workplace-host-summer-commitment.  
Please email  Jeff Beneke, if you have questions pertaining to the program.