April  2019

Mary Trent

NW Regional STEM Manager


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Northwest Regional Advisory Board Members
A special thank you to the STEM Advisory Board
of NW Iowa
Teresa Alesch, Emmetsburg
John Bedward, Storm Lake
Kathleen Bottaro, Sioux City
Benjamin Bouza, Hawarden
Derek Brower, Orange City
Beth Bunkers, Primghar
Eric Forseth, Sioux Center
Linda Gray, Everly
Ginny Gunderson, Lake Park
Kiana Johnson, Primghar
Nancy McDowell, Sheldon
Jordan Menning, Rock Rapids
Teresa Putnam, Hartley
Brenda Welch, Meriden
Mark Zabawa, Spencer
Your Community -
Your Events

Learning happens inside and outside of the classroom.
Learning can happen to anyone at any age.

If you know of any STEM events happening,  please submit your STEM event  
learning can happen anywhere, anytime, for  anyone. 

Registration for the Summit is now open and additional information can be found at www.IowaSTEM.gov/2019STEMsummit

2019-20 STEM Scale-Up Program Award Decisions will be sent out via email on April 9, 2019! 
Women in STEM Festival

On March 14, 2019, Iowa Lakes Community College hosted the third annual Women in STEM Festival at the Estherville Campus.  Graettinger-Terril, Spirit Lakes, Emmetsburg, Harris-Lake Park, and Spencer middle school girls attended.  The girls participated in several sessions including driving a robot from the State Fire Marshal organization, working on the engineering design process with Major Jen Williams, Remotely Piloted Aircraft pilot for the Air National Guard, take a virtual reality tour of a manufacturing plant, or dissecting frogs with Brian Bristow, biology instructor at ILCC.  What a great experience for these young ladies to get a taste of the types of STEM careers that are waiting for them!
Maker Day at Albert City-Truesdale
On March 15, 2019, NW STEM took part in the Maker Day at Albert City-Truesdale Elementary.  Students used paper circuit materials from the Making STEM Connections Scale-Up cart to make St. Patrick Day cards that lit up via LED lights and copper tape. Brenda Welch, NW STEM Advisory Board member also assisted with our session.  Great day had by all! 
Checkout STEM Kits

Be sure to check out our STEM kits we have available for checkout on our website:  Resources Page  We pick up and deliver!  You can have them for an extended amount of time if needed. 

Share your Scale-Up Story with Us!

Were you awarded a Scale-Up Program this year?  If so, please share your story and pictures with us!  We will share your story in our newsletters and social media. Invite me out to see the Scale-up Program in action! 

Email: [email protected]


Check out NW STEM Website!

Northwest STEM Calendar  - Stay up-to-date on all Northwest STEM regional opportunities and even a few state-wide. Use this calendar to share your STEM events with others.
NW STEM Lending Resources - Check out the STEM lending library for educators and place you order online.
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