A monthly newsletter from the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council | April 2013
"Children" of all ages take turns at a STEM booth during a recent iExploreSTEM Festival in Dubuque.
Six STEM Regions in Action
An estimated 4,000 people attended the Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival in Dubuque.
Since January, convention centers, school gyms and tents pitched on university campuses across Iowa have been turned into local STEM exploratoriums, drawing from 500 to 4,000 kids each time from all regions in Iowa."This is amazing," said Carson Daniels, a second grader from Volga, IA. "Look at all the cool things I can do here!"
Math teacher Steven Kuttler works as a Real World Extern at John Deere Seeding.
STEM Comes to Iowa's Smallest School District
This year the Clearfield School implemented two 2012-2013 STEM Scale-Up Programs, KidWind and A World in Motion (AWIM). These first-time Scale-Up programs have been implemented in this Iowa school district of 20 K-6 students and 13 pre-school students.
Goal: Matching STEM Classroom Needs to Local Business Assets
The Governor's STEM Advisory Council's Business Engagement Innovation Team is exploring a standardized tool to assist educators and economic developers in matching the STEM-related K-12 needs of a region to its business-related assets.