STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships Summit Planned for April 30: Registration Open

Innovative education-workplace partnerships are emerging across Iowa, bringing value to employers while inspiring tomorrow's workers in today's classrooms. This is the future of school. The STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships - Governor's 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit will profile these pioneers to equip invitees -- leaders from business and industry, education, nonprofits, elected officials, students and others -- to enact or expand upon early successes that dot the state. Models across the spectrum will be showcased, including rural and urban, elementary and secondary, technical and pre-professional, public and private, autonomous and collaborative, global companies and local employers. 

The summit agenda includes remarks by the Governor, Lt. Governor and Iowa leaders in business, industry and education. The morning keynote speaker is Pallavi Verma, senior managing director U.S.‐Midwest at Accenture, who will talk about harnessing Artificial Intelligence to innovate and grow. Gov. Reynolds also will announce the names of six high‐poverty elementary schools that will receive a total of $300,000 in grants ($50,000 each) as part of the Computer Science is Elementary Project.

Registration for the Summit is now open and additional information can be found at:

Marshall County Family STEM Festival

On March 3, over 200 people braved winter temperatures to visit the Marshall County Family STEM Festival. The event brought together families and 16 exhibitors to engage children in hands-on STEM activities.
The event was a partnership between the North Central STEM Hub, Marshall County Extension, Iowa Valley Community College District, and Marshalltown Community School District.
The 3rd Annual ISU STEM Fest will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. in Howe and Sukup/Elings Halls. STEM Fest has something for everyone! Activities include, but are not limited to: robotics, Wildlife Care Clinic, virtual reality, Science Center Star Lab, Insect Zoo, and 3-D printing.

STEM Fest is FREE and open to the public with an emphasis on elementary school age children. Parents and children will love the fun, educational activities! 
Register in advance or at the door.  Register here  to avoid long lines. 

Parking is available behind Howe and Sukup Hall .

Hope to see you there!
Dr. Kelly Bergman
Iowa State University
1259 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50011-1002

Phone: 515-203-7247


Iowa Teacher Externship Opportunity
Teacher Externships are full-time, six-week temporary summer positions in local businesses and agencies for secondary teachers of mathematics, science and/or technology. Teachers earn a stipend of up to $4,800 (including two days of professional development), as well as one graduate credit through the University of Northern Iowa’s Continuing Education program. For more information go to
Apply Now for Computer Science is Elementary Project Planning Grant by March 29

Applications for Computer Science is Elementary Planning Grants are now open until March 29. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and the Iowa Department of Education are partnering with business and industry on the project to transform six high-poverty elementary schools across Iowa into models of innovative computer science instruction. Six schools will be selected – one in each of the six STEM Council regions. This will offer their students opportunities to learn a new basic skill. To be eligible, school districts and nonpublic school systems must have at least one elementary building with at least 40 percent of students taking free- or reduced-price lunch. Stand-alone nonpublic schools may also apply. For more information or to apply for the Computer Science is Elementary project, visit
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