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Expanding Your Horizons

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference for girls in middle school. This day-long event will include hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). At the conference, girls will have an opportunity to meet STEM role models and learn more about careers in those fields. The ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges. 


This month we will focus on sharing campus opportunities and selecting topics for the reminder of the year's meetings. Participants should share 1-3 research based ideas that you feel are central to teaching and learning in your area of STEM.

Govenor's STEM Future Ready Roundtable

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold a public Future Ready Iowa roundtable to launch a statewide conversation about how to close the workforce skills gap. Strengthening Iowa’s talent pipeline will help assure students and workers have the career opportunities they deserve, and that business and industry have the skilled employees they need to compete in a knowledge-based economy. 

Roundtable participants for the discussion, which will be led by a moderator, include the governor and lt. governor, business, labor, nonprofit and education leaders, and high school and college students. Audience questions and comments will take up the last 10 to 15 minutes of the hour.

IMSEP Noyce Scholarship Fall Webinar

"Grading Matters at Least One Order of Magnitude More Than You Think it Does" will be presented by Shawn Cornally, a math and science teacher in rural Iowa. He daily fears that his students are bored and that it's his fault. He believes in lessons that teach themselves and grades that only reflect learning. This event is open to all future and current  teachers, esecially those in STEM-based fields, and to anyone interested in standard-based grading.

Participants can also watch and post questions online at

Webinar: Fair is Not Equal - Honoring Diversity and Equity in Today's Mathematics & Science Classroom

Fair is Not Equal - Honoring Diversity and Equity in Today's Mathematics & Science Classroom is the first Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program-sponsored webinar. Attendees can join the discussion as part of the live audience or can watch and post questions online at Web panelists will be Catherine M. Miller, dept. of mathematics; Nicole Skaar, dept. of educational psychology & foundations; and Mark Grey, director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration. This is the first of three webinars to be offered during the 2011-12 school year. Two more webinars will be hosted by the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University during the spring semester. For more information regarding the Noyce seminars, contact Jennifer Crumly at

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