STEM COUNCIL: Looking For Input After One Year
Governor Branstad’s STEM Advisory Council will be a year old this week.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, the group’s main objective is to raise student interest and achievement in the topics.
Tuesday, the co-chairs of the group gave an update on its progress.
Ben Allen says six regional hubs located in different colleges across the state are now open and operational. Each hub offers different STEM opportunities for students in the area.
The council also identified twelve STEM programs for students in preschool through 12th grade. These programs have used $3 million of the allotted $4.7 million in state funds set aside for them.
Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds serves as the other council co-chair; she is asking Iowans for feedback on the group’s progress.
Reynolds, Allen and Branstad are hosting 14 community conversations across the state and inviting Iowan’s to share what they like and what they would like to see changed.
A schedule of meetings is available here.