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A monthly newsletter from the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council | July 2013

Lt. Gov. Reynolds delivers remarks at the national Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo
where she was named chair of the STEM Food & Ag Council.

Lt. Governor Reynolds Chairs New STEM Food & Ag Council  

Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council Co-Chair Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds has been named Chair of the STEM Food & Ag Council, a global council focused on advancing STEM education to help meet the growing demand for food, feed and renewable fuels founded by STEMconnector.  (continued...)


Annie Hoth, a mathematics teacher at Manson Northwest-Webster, who is Externing at Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica in Fort Dodge.

Vermeer Corporation's Director of Corporate Engineering Gary Coppock leads a continuous improvement Kaizen event for Iowa STEM network officials on July 2 and 3.
Tonja with STEM colleagues (L to R: Real World Externship Co-Supervisor Jason Lang,Tonja Richards and STEM Student Assistants Katee Portz and Loren Thalacker.)

Three Reasons Real World Externs Rock for Business & Education


For the fifth summer in a row, Iowa STEM educators are at the intersection of school and work serving as externs in businesses all over the state. A quick scan revealed these three top reasons why Real World Externships work in hooking students AND business leaders into the STEM education and workforce pipeline.

Vermeer's Gift to Iowa STEM Keeps on Giving 

The new Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council Co-Chair Mary Andringa hit the ground running this month, inviting Iowa STEM Network leaders to Pella for a two-day Kaizen event on July 2 and 3 at Vermeer Corporation. On the table was the Council's signature program - STEM Scale-Up.  (continued...)




STEM Communications in Transition


 We bid a fond adieu to Communications and Marketing Specialist Tonja Richards, who has departed the Governor's STEM Advisory Council Administrive Office team for new horizons.



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