STEM

STEM @ the Iowa State Fair 2012

Event Photo Description
Event Date: 
08/19/2012 - 9:50am
Event Location: 
State fair grounds, Des Moines Iowa

Join IMSEP and the Governor's STEM Advisory Council 
for a day at the Iowa State Fair (August 19) to showcase all Iowa 
has to offer in STEM.  

Iowa State Fair Link 

STEM fields being promoted in K-12 while Universities are cutting it, @UNI and worldwide

John Groves, left UNI to pursue STEM in the private industry.

Certainly is true @ UNI, and we wounder why STEM is suffering :- 

Universities 'dropping science in favor of media studies'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9037571/Universities-...  

and 

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/07/science-committee-criticizes-uks-education-system.html 

How can we expect to further STEM education in Iowa if we limit opportunties for our students? What do you think? 

John Deere & Engineers Week Classroom Visits

John Deere Logo

Maureen Hanson and Cathy Campbell, provided an amazing presentation about John Deere's efforts to bring engineering into the classroom! Engineers Week Classroom Visits = Feb, 20-24, 2012

Presentation link =

http://www.exploreiowageology.org/assets/powerpoint/Engineers_Week_Prese...

If anyone is interested in having John Deere Engineers help with specific K-16 events please contact Maureen and/or Cathy with the details (date, time, location, expectations) of your event!

HansonMaureenC@JohnDeere.com

CampbellCatherine@JohnDeere.com

STEM Day @ our Capitol Building 2011

2011 STEM Day at the Capitol Action photo
Event Location: 
The Iowa State Capitol

For the second year, IMSEP will host IMSEP partner organizations at the Capitol building. More details to come. Location: First Floor Rotunda, State Capitol Building, Des Moines, IA. Contact: Send questions to IMSEP@uni.edu

For the second year, IMSEP will host IMSEP partner organizations at the Capitol building. More details to come. Location: First Floor Rotunda, State Capitol Building, Des Moines, IA. Contact: Send questions to IMSEP@uni.edu

Afternoon STEM Adventures @ Iowa's Research and Development School

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Project Status: 
Archived Project

Alison Beharka Assistant Professor of Teaching and Price Lab School Educator University of Northern Iowa and Price Lab School 319-273-6466 This project involves a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) after school club for upper elementary and middle school students to be located at Price Laboratory School (PLS). High school students and University of Northern Iowa (UNI) undergraduate teaching majors will be recruited as assistant teachers. The goals of this program will be to: 1) Inspire and motivate students to pursue knowledge and ultimately careers STEM or the education of students in these areas, 2) Provide a venue for authentic experiences and professional development and 3) Utilize the internet to disseminate what we learn to other interested groups!

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