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
Nominate a Teacher for the
I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award
Administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, students and other STEM advocates are invited to nominate an inspirational science, technology, engineering or mathematics teacher for the 2020 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by
Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council.
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.
This award honors teachers who make a significant difference in the lives of students across the state by providing excellent curriculum, encouraging lifelong learning and inspiring a passion for STEM beyond the classroom and into the future. We are looking for educators who represent I.O.W.A., defined as:
Use unique ways to educate students to develop a curiosity in STEM fields.
Have a true passion for education and provide an exceptional learning experience.
Help students see that STEM is all around us and is more than the sum of its parts.
Engage students in the classroom, preparing them for higher education and high- demand careers.
Anyone can nominate a teacher via
through Friday, October 4, 2019. Once nominated, teachers will fill out an application to be assessed by a panel of judges who will select the six award recipients. Honorees will be announced in January 2020.
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
Apply today for a Math
The Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council is accepting applications for another round of Scale-Up Programming. Thanks to an additional investment during the legislative session, the Iowa STEM Council will specifically scale mathematics education programs proven to increase interest and achievement among K-12 students across Iowa.
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 three STEM Scale-Up Programs selected include:
Deadline to apply is October 1, 2019. Award recipients will be announced October 31. Training for each of the programs will occur after awardees are notified.
Deadline to apply for
STEM B.E.S.T. is September 13
Teachers and industry professionals will work side-by-side to craft curriculum and projects that prepare students for exciting career pathways in the STEM fields of manufacturing, information technology, bioscience (agriculture and medicine), finance, and more.
DEADLINE to Apply
September 13, 2019
For further information, visit:
Last Chance to Exhibit at the Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival in Elkader
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:
Click on the icon below to register to exhibit.
For questions contact;
Jeff Beneke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Development in
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:
September 19 and January 24
October 29 and February 20
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
SAVE THE DATE!
Three STEM Festivals to be held in the Spring
The Northeast Region of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council and the many community partners involved in STEM festival planning committee's are pleased to announce three STEM festivals will be held in the Spring of 2020. 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