Contact the STEM Hub
Paul Gibbins
North Central Regional Manager

3630 4-H Extension Building
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011

515-294-0645 (office)  

515-203-7247 (mobile)



STEM Event CalendarCalendar


Feb 26
Registration Due:  PLTW Spring Workshop


Mar 1, 5 PM
Application Due: Educator STEM Scale-Up

Mar 1

Mar 3
Registration Due: 

Mar 4
Kirkwood Regional Center, Coralville

Mar 15

Mar 18

Mar 23
North Central STEM Advisory Board Meeting, Ames

Mar 28
Student Research Due

Mar 31 to Apr 1
State Science & Technology Fair, Hilton Coliseum, Ames


Apr 4
STEM Scale-Up Program awardees announced

Apr 19
Governor's Talent Pipeline Education-to-Workforce Summit,
Des Moines

Apr 25,
World Food Prize 
Iowa Youth Institute at 
Iowa State University

Apr 28-29

Apr 29-30
Hyperstream - IT-Olympics


May 10
North Central STEM Advisory Board Meeting, Ames

Lincoln Intermediate 
STEAM Festival
Mason City


June 1
North Central STEM Advisory Board Meeting, Ames


2015-16 NC STEM Advisory Board

Is YOUR Application Submitted?
Scale-Up Applications Due March 1st at 5 PM

Must be typed, signed and uploaded to the application before submission.
Application is online and must be completed in one session

For ease of completion applicants are encouraged to create a separate document from which they can cut-and-paste when they are ready to submit their application


Your Regional Manager is here to assist!
Contact Paul Gibbins, North Central STEM Manager or 515.294.0645

STEM Day at the Capital:
North Central STEM Region
The North Central STEM Region was well represented at the annual STEM Day at the Capital on February 18th.  We were able to share the story of STEM in our region of state with numerous legislators and other guests at the capital.  
North Central STEM Advisory Board with Lt. Governor
Julie Graber - Ames, John Bonner - Vincent, Paul Gibbins - NC Manager, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Robin Anderson - Mason City
North Central STEM Advisory board members in attendance included: Robin Anderson - Mason City, David Barajas - Marshalltown, John Bonner - Vincent, Julie Graber - Ames, Camille Sloan Schroeder - Ames, Rich Wrage - Marshalltown 
Upper Left:  Rep. Sharon Steckman - Mason City, Paul Gibbins - NC STEM Manager
Upper Right:  Paul Gibbins - NC STEM Manager, Sen. Amanda Ragan - Mason City, Robin Anderson - NC Advisory Board Member - Mason City
Lower Left:  Andrew Dornbier Blockheads FIRST Tech Challenge team member Sen. Dennis Guth - Klemme, Michelle Dornbier FTC Team Blockheads Coach

Check out the STEM Calendar

All are encouraged to check out the STEM opportunities available for educators, students and community leaders in the calendar.  There is something for everyone!  It is located on the left side of this newsletter.

A few highlights:

Project Lead the Way Spring Workshop Registration Information 

HyperStream's IT Olympics Information

World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

State Science & Technology Fair

Summer Teacher Training/Research Opportunities

Impact After School Conference