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South Central STEM Region

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NEW: STEM BEST Application Open Now!

If you’d like to learn more or apply for STEM BEST funding, please follow this link:

Funds can be used to A.) Explore program options, B.) Implement a program plan, C.) Expand an existing plan.

Email the Hub if you need help getting started: — Please put STEM BEST in the subject line.

All applications due MAY 10.

STEM for All

The South Central Iowa STEM Region, as indicated by the boundaries set forth by the Iowa Governor’s Advisory Council, 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 Region covers:

  • 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 #314/317
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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