STEM Day at the Capitol 2019

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council hosted STEM Day at the Capitol, with nearly 200 Iowans showcasing their contributions to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The event was held yesterday, February 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.
STEM Day at the Capitol showcased 32 in-school and out-of-school displays highlighting the state’s assets in STEM, ranging from non-profits to Hub Institutions, from the STEM Scale-Up Program partners to the STEM BEST® Network and from K-12 to business and industry leaders.
Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg was joined by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu, Senator Chris Cournoyer, Senator Bill Dotzler, Representative Cecil Dolecheck, Representative Dave Jacoby, Accumold President and CEO Roger Hargens and Kemin Industries Vice President and General Counsel Libby Nelson to highlight the importance of STEM education and its progress in Iowa.
Legislators visited with exhibitors, including students and leaders from higher education, K-12, non-profits, business and industry and more to learn how they are shaping tomorrow’s STEM leaders and building STEM-literate, workforce-ready citizens for Iowa. Collins Aerospace and Vermeer Corporation sponsored the event.
Applications for the 2019-20 STEM Scale-Up Program Closes March 4!

The STEM Scale-Up Program is a great opportunity to bring STEM programming into the classroom. Details on the programs can be found here: Contact the NC STEM Manager if you have any questions or would like more information:

2019-2020 STEM Scale-Up Programs:
Pint Size Science
Light and Shadow
STEM in Action
Computer Science Fundamentals
Making STEM Connections
C omputer Science Discoveries
STEM Innovator
Curriculum for Agricultural Science (CASE): Food Science and Safety
Computer Science Principles
Engineer Your World

Upcoming Scale-Up Information Sessions:
Engineer Your World, February 15, 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Register Here:  and click the 'Attend an Online Webinar' button

STEM Innovator, February 21, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Links to Information Session Recordings Available for Computer Science Discoveries, Computer Science Principles, Making STEM Connections and Pint Size Science. Contact Kelly Bergman for information, .

Apply Now for Computer Science is Elementary Project Planning Grant

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Iowa Department of Education will be hosting an informational webinar about the Computer Science is Elementary pilot project, including an overview, review of application and rubric, tips, benefits and deadlines. Each webinar will have the same information, offered on two separate dates, and will be recorded.

  • February 18 at 3:30 p.m.
  • February 26 at 8:00 a.m.

Webinar Registration Link:

More about Computer Science is Elementary: The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Iowa Department of Education are partnering with business and industry on a new Computer Science is Elementary project to transform six high-poverty elementary schools across Iowa into models of innovative computer science instruction.
Six existing high-poverty elementary schools will be selected through a competitive award application process. Each school will receive a one-time planning award to weave computational thinking and other elements of computer science into the broader curriculum. After launching no later than August 2020, the schools in turn will serve as resources for other elementary schools in their region.

Dr. Kelly Bergman
Iowa State University
1259 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50011-1002

Phone: 515-203-7247


Join Us at the Marshall County Family STEM Festival on March 3
Bring your whole family to the Marshalll County Family STEM Festival on Sunday, March 3 from 1 PM to 4 PM at Lenihan Intermediate School, 212 W Ingledue St., Marshalltown, IA! Experience FUN activities at this hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) event being held at Lenihan Intermediate. The festival is free and open to the public. Exhibits will feature interactive STEM activities for children and their families. Attendees can travel the solar system in a planetarium, ride a virtual roller coaster, pet a crawly insect with the ISU Insect Zoo, and conduct amazing science experiments! Brought to you by Marshall County Extension, Iowa Valley Community College District, Marshalltown CSD and the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.
Join Us as a Festival Exhibitor!

Join us in sharing the excitement of STEM with students and families across Iowa!  If you are a business, organization or club, we would like to invite you to be part of an upcoming STEM Festival. To learn more or register contact the STEM Hub:

Upcoming Festivals
March 3
Marshall County Family STEM Festival, Marshalltown

2018-19 NC STEM Advisory Board

Lindsey Falk, St. Ansgar
Ashley Flatebo, Garner
Doug Jacobson, Ames
Sara Nelson, Ames
Michael Pedersen, Marshalltown
Ben Petty, Conrad
Kathy Rogotzke, Mason City,
Sarah Rosenblum, Marshalltown
Camille Sloan Schroeder, Boone
Kerry Weig, Nevada
Nancy Woods, Boone
Richard Wrage, Boone
Michael Young, Ames
David Zrostlik, Garner