STEM Profile of the Day--Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 5, 2012
The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is made up of 40 dedicated leaders from across the state representing Iowa’s education, business and non-profit sectors, as well as legislators, state agency directors and national STEM experts. The Council is co-chaired by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen. The work of the Council is funded by a bipartisan $4.7 million legislative appropriation. The Council is continuing to build upon the outstanding work of the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership and the Iowa STEM Education Roadmap.
Achievements for the inaugural year of the Council include: designing a three- to five-year plan for STEM education reform in Iowa; the selection of 12 STEM education scale-up programs for use by educators throughout Iowa; the creation of 6 STEM regional hubs; and a set of indicators to gauge the effectiveness of STEM education in Iowa.
For more information including the complete Iowa STEM Results profile, and Lt. Governor Kim Reynold's presentation during the October 2, 2012 STEM Results Town Hall, check out Iowa's STEM's Results Profile!