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.
2013-14 SCALE-UP REMINDER
May 16, 2014
If you have a grant for THIS SCHOOL YEAR, please complete a 3-part evaluation:
1. teacher/leader evaluation,
2. student participation list and
3. student questionnaire.
Results will help us all monitor progress and continue providing STEM options to Iowa students. Please click here to get started.
Photo Recap: IHCC iExplore Festival
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 (free through Dec. 31, 2013)
Congratulations to West Des Moines team Beta #3550, winners of the prestigious Inspire Award at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship!
Ben Silberman, inventor of Pinterest, appears in STEMS new public service announcement. Click the arrow to meet Ben, a former Roosevelt High School graduate and Iowa native. The commercial was filmed at DMPS’s Central Academy.
2014-15 SCALE-UP Programs!
Click on the title below to connect with a one-page overview of each scale-up. The selected Scale-Up programs include:
3. Defined STEM
Click for a visual 2014-2015 Scale Up List.
Click for an APPLICATION link.
February 24 thru May 2, 2014 – applications from LEA for STEM programming are recruited, received and reviewed by the six STEM regions
May 19, 2014 – Subaward agreements between Service Providers and Hub institutions begins
May 30, 2014 (pending legislation) – LEA programming awards are announced
July 1, 2014 (pending legislation) – Scale Up STEM Programming begins
Please email Sarah Derry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW STEM VIDEO!
See our new look! Check out this “Greatness STEMs from Iowans” video.
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.