Welcome SC STEM
Welcome to the South Central Iowa STEM Hub housed at Drake University.
The Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Advisory Council leads the Governor’s state STEM initiative. This Council, co-chaired by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Vermeer Corporation President and CEO Mary Andringa, was created by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s to increase student interest and achievement in STEM and to promote economic development in the state.
One of Council’s initial action items is to increase student interest in STEM through the implementation of scale-up projects. In the spring of 2012, in a competitive process, Drake University was selected as the South Central Iowa STEM Hub. As a hub, Drake’s responsibility will be to fund the implementation of scale-up programs, develop an action plan for the South Central region, conduct a needs analysis and strength analysis in the South Central Region and evaluate the implementation of the scale-up programs. The Regional Manager, Advisory Board, and staff will also identify, grow, and create STEM programs at the university and in the surrounding area.
Vital Signs: Researched-based statistics and facts promoting STEM education
Iowa STEM Monitoring Project Year-One Results: Results from Governor’s STEM Advisory Council funded projects
GAME:IT 10,000 a free, standards aligned, game design course
The ENTIRE South Central Region was awarded Defined STEM. Watch your email inbox for login information to access this resource for FREE!
Congratulations to West Des Moines team Beta #3550, winners of the prestigious Inspire Award at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship!
Drake hosted STEM’s iExplore Festival on October 29. Watch how MaKey MaKey lets students turn anything into a keyboard, including vegetables!
Waukee Technology Student Association attracts a niche of students who might not otherwise be involved in high school. Read more.
NEW! Scale-Up Programs for 2013-2014
- A World in Motion (AWIM)
- Camp in a Can Show & Tell
- Carolina STEM Curriculum
- Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)
- Defined STEM
- Experience = Healthcare Career Connection
- Engineering is Elementary
- Project Lead The Way – Gateway To Technology