South Central STEM Region

Our Mission: STEM for All

Welcome to the South Central Iowa STEM Region! As indicated by boundaries set by the Iowa Governor’s Advisory Council, the region is a collaborative effort, with a Hub located at Drake University. Our goal is to help expand STEM to the communities we serve. The SC Hub serves:

  • 62 school districts – including most or part of the following AEAs: Heartland, Great Prairie, and Green Hills. Click here to see if your school is in our region:
  • Parts of 17 counties (Adair, Appanoose, Boone, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Guthrie, Jasper, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Moravia, Polk, Story, Wapello, Wayne)
  • We also serve the Iowa State Extension & Outreach Offices, home school associations, parochial schools, charter schools, Boy/Girl Scout Troops, and childcare facilities, as they align with school districts. If you are interested in receiving information about the STEM happenings in the SC Region, please add your name to the SC-Iowa STEM mailing list.
  • We collaborate with five post-secondary institutions: DMACC, Drake, Grandview, Indian Hills, Simpson.

For more information about the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, visit their website.


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If you live in South Central Iowa and need help with STEM, start here!

Dr. Sarah Derry, SC STEM Regional Manager

Collier-Scripps Hall #214
2702 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50031

Phone: 515-271-2403

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 Event calendar:  Visit the SC STEM Hub’s calendar!

Share your STEM stories through the hashtag: #STEMinYourWorld.

The South Central STEM Region is part of the Iowa STEM Council. Click HERE to learn more about the state-wide program.


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