South Central STEM Region

 

 

STEM for all!

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The Iowa STEM Advisory Council was created to increase interest and achievement in these key areas. In order for Iowa students to complete in a global economy and make smart, socially-responsible decisions, Iowa graduates need a solid STEM education. In addition, it is vital to Iowa’s economy and quality of life.

The Council unites educators, students, businesses, legislators, nonprofits, and communities in an effort to improve STEM opportunities and awareness. The SC STEM Region is just one of six around the state. Our efforts fall into three main categories: 1.) provide programming and support for K-12 teachers, 2.) host community-wide STEM festivals and events, and 3.) seek out opportunities to offer STEM to diverse communities around the region.

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Apply for Code Iowa Funding

2014-15 SC Regional Winners: Newton & SE Polk Community Schools

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The STEM Council, Google, and Code.org has helped award 12 Iowa schools for their participation in the “Hour of Code” over the past two years and created Certified Code Iowa Partners, a resource of interested educators in taking computer science beyond an hour in the classroom.

To be eligible this year, schools and informal organizations can:

1) SUBMIT AN APPLICATION BY NOVEMBER 18, 2016

Educators can SUBMIT AN APPLICATION on how their school or informal organization will participate in the “Hour of Code” by November 18, 2016 to be eligible to win one of six, $3,500 technology awards from the STEM Council. One school in each of the six STEM regions will be selected after applications are reviewed in late November.

2) BECOME A CERTIFIED CODE IOWA PARTNER

ALL schools and informal organizations that submit a plan to receive the technology awards will become “Certified Code Iowa Partners” and receive a certificate of their partnership and information about free computer science trainings happening across Iowa in 2017 for all K-12 educators. More information will be provided in early January 2017.

3) DO THE “HOUR OF CODE” DURING DECEMBER 5-11, 2016

The “Hour of Code” happens all week long during CSEd Week. Make sure you register your event on the Hour of Code website to receive additional offerings from Code.org and to be considered a Certified Code Iowa Partner as mentioned above.

If your classroom or school is participating in the event, post pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #CodeIowa or @IowaSTEM to share your experience with us that week.

Visit Our New Blog: Growing Readers

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For the next year, we’ll be asking for your recommendations for great STEM-related books! From ages 5 to 105, we’d love to have you participate.

All you have to do is:

A. Find a book (either one you’re reading or a title we pass along to you.)

B. Answer a few questions.

C. Send us a photo of you with the book. (For those under 18, we’ll just use your first name.)

Click HERE to check out the blog.

 

2016-17 Scale-Up Programs

 

Congratulations to the following 2016-17 Scale-Up Awardees!

2016-17 Scale-Up Programs

Click HERE to learn more about these proven programs.

 

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STEM Resources

For events in your area, visit our STEM Calendar!

Visit the Iowa STEM Council’s Evaluation link.

Iowa National Career Readiness Certificate Testing Sites

Learn more about the Iowa STEM Council’s purpose.

Drake University STEM Programs

DMACC STEM Programs

 

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WELCOME!

Dr. Sarah Derry, SC STEM Regional Manager

Address:
SC STEM Hub
Drake University
School of Education–B6/7
3206 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50031

Phone: 515-271-2403

emailEmail: scstemhub@drake.edu
facebookFacebook: South Central Iowa STEM Region
twitterTwitter@SC_Iowa_STEM

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

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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Upcoming 2017 STEM Festivals

SCI/SC Regional STEM Festival
* April 4, 2017
* 6:00-8:00 p.m.

A Look at Fall Events

 

From Appanoose County/Centerville STEM Fest

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From DMACC-Ankney STEM Fest

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Greatness STEMs from Hands-On Learning

Greatness STEMs From Applied Teaching

Greatness STEMs From Inspiring Imagination

Greatness STEMs From Iowans

 

 

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