Latest News from the North Central STEM Region
Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Announces 4 North Central New STEM BEST® + HD Program Partners
Schools and businesses across the state will partner to provide students with career-linked learning opportunities
Computational thinking skills inspire problem solving, innovation and creating – skills that are essential for our future workforce. Computer science opens worlds of opportunity for young Iowans to improve how we work and live. Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) takes place December 5-11, 2022, and is an annual call to action to provide American youth with resources to learn more about computer science, explore the opportunities that exist and encourage participation in computer science education.
The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council announced 12 STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program partners for the 2022-2023 academic year. The program encourages collaboration between schools and businesses to develop outstanding STEM coursework curriculum that prepares students for STEM careers and emphasizes the necessary skills required in today’s workforce. With the addition of 12 projects, 147 new or expanded partnerships have been created since STEM BEST launched in 2014.
In celebration of Engineering Week, a panel of STEM professionals will discuss their career journey and personal interest in STEM careers. We welcome classrooms to submit their questions for the panel! The primary audience includes high school and middle school students as well as teachers and counselors. The webinar will be recorded and available to view at any time.