Latest News from the North Central STEM Region
The STEM BEST Mentors are leaders within their own STEM BEST model that have the knowledge and experience on how to apply for and develop a successful STEM BEST Program model. They can provide direct support and answer questions through the application process and connect potential STEM BEST applicants with additional resources. List of Mentors: contact_info._stem_best_mentors.pdf
The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is launching the third season of its podcast, STEM Essential. The theme of this season, sponsored by Accumold, is “Vaccination, by STEM,” and features Iowans on the front lines behind developing, distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines.
The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Kemin Industries have announced the recipients of the 2021 Iowa STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries.
The North Central STEM region’s honoree is Devan Walker, science teacher at Southeast Valley High School in Gowrie, Iowa. She was selected for her efforts to create accessible and engaging content for students—in any subject she teaches.
While the North Central Iowa STEM Hub is not able to hold STEM Festivals this year, we are still dedicated to providing hands-on STEM learning to children and families. Leading up to the holiday break, we have provided STEM Activity Kits to 350 families in North Central Iowa. The goal of the kits is to inspire learning and discovery with activities for youth that can be done at home. As children are spending more time at home due to COVID-19, the activities provide children with the opportunity to innovate and practice problem-solving skills – screen-free! The NC STEM Hu