The governor’s STEM council is releasing a report on its one year assessment.
The council is led by Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and was created to increase student interest in the STEM topics of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The assessment shows mixed results. It found the 12 active programs across the state did increase student interest in STEM subjects. But outside of those programs, a survey found a decline of youth interested in STEM fields.
Evaluation centers at Iowa’s three public universities are behind the assessment.
You can read the entire report here.