Checkout Library and PreK-12 Resources



If you’re interested in checking out Hub materials, please follow the steps below. If you have any questions, do email

Click here to view the Hub’s Inventory List.

Click here to request or reserve materials Checkout Request.

Directions for Checking Out Materials:

1. View the Hub’s Inventory ListEducators can keep the kits up to 3 weeks and the set of 30 tablets up to 1 week. You can also reserve your kit to ensure access to materials in the future.

2. Make your request using this Checkout Request. You’ll get a confirmation of the request with details on how to pick it up. If you don’t hear back from the Hub within a day or two, please send a note of inquiry to

3. You’ll receive a confirmation email from the Hub that we have received your request. IF the item is unable, we’ll let you know the closest available date. IF the item is available, we’ll have it ready on your pick-up date.

4. Next, make plans to pick up your materials. All items may be picked up at the SC STEM Hub Regional Office. Please plan your vehicle size accordingly.

5. After use, please return kit in the same condition. Replace used supplies. Let the Hub know if the item has problems or is missing parts. We want to fix this before the next educator checks it out. Return to the SC STEM Hub, also.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Address:
Collier-Scripps Hall #314/317
2702 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50031

Phone: 515-271-2403


If we don’t have an item, we can try to locate it within the six-Hub network.


Ongoing Opportunities in STEM

If you have a link that’s beneficial to PreK-12 STEM education, please email the Hub with a quick overview and working website.

Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning:

  • Connects students and employers through shared projects that give students professional experience
  • Virtual projects, internships and apprenticeships available
  • Visit their website for details:

Council Seal-of-Approval

Summer Events

Visit our STEM Calendar!

State STEM Resources

Post-Secondary Programs and Resources

Drake University STEM Programs


Indian Hills Community College Academics

William Penn University Academics

Grandview University Academics

Central College STEM — Exploring

Simpson College STEM Visit Day

Southwest Community College STEM

Iowa Valley Community College STEM Club


Free STEM Resources for Educators and Parents

FREE Online Quiz–Find Your STEM-Job Type: Hosted by Sign up for their online newsletter, too.

FREE credits for high school students: DMACC IT courses

Elevate Iowa Educator Resources: Request a speaker or schedule a field trip to learn about Advanced Manufacturing in Iowa

Vital Signs: Researched-based statistics and facts promoting STEM education

Iowa STEM Evaluation Results: Is this initiative working? We think so, but judge for yourself. This link is full of stats and facts.

The Laboratory Safety Institute: Ensure lab safety with LSI training and services.