NW STEM in the News

Find out more about the Northwest Iowa Regional STEM Initiative HERE.  The NW Hub is located at Iowa Lakes Community College, and serves over 65 independent school districts.  

The Iowa STEM Initiative was created in 2011.  We have been working hard to share the message of STEM for ALL Students.  The bulk of our funding lands directly in the hands of teachers and students in our state.  
The Power of Air
Honestly, breaking the World Record was great-
but the best part was a rock solid science lesson 
completed by 800 people at the same moment.
Generating some awesome oxygen
Reynolds visits FTC at Sioux City CSD
November, 2014:  Lt Governor Reynolds made a visit to Sioux City to check in with Western Technical Community College and the Sioux City Community School District.  Sioux City CSD is one of the first Iowa districts to hire STEM coaches to sponsor after-school robotics clubs like FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge and Hyperstream.  Read the Sioux City Journal article HERE

Dec 7, 2013: Iowa STEM loves LEGOS.  It is always fun to hear kids articulate their learning while solving real-world challenges.  This story, about a Junior FLL team is a great example.  Iowa Lakes Community College hosted its 2nd annual FLL Competition in December 2013. Read the story in the Spencer Daily Reporter, HERE.

Greatness, Indeed
Dec 23, 2013: The new STEM Logo launch has captured some regional media attention.  The "Greatness STEMs from Iowabrand resonates with folks who know the truth of that statement!

Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday on the Dordt College campus.
A meeting Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Sioux Center encouraged community and business leaders to help take STEM to the next level locally. STEM regional manager Kari Webb encouraged businesses to partner with schools in real-world problem-solving through science, technology, engineering and mathematics. About 60 individuals, mostly affiliated with the Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce, the Sioux Center School District and Dordt, heard how STEM already is being used in the community and solicited ideas of how that can expanded in the future.
 Read about the meeting in the Jan. 11 issue of The N’West Iowa REVIEW.