Iowa’s STEM Efforts Recognized in Recent Evaluation

October 12, 2017

Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Gregg recently unveiled the results of the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Council’s annual evaluation, which measures the council’s efforts in boosting education that will enhance economic development across Iowa. Some of the highlights of the 200-page report include more students are taking advance placement (AP) courses in school, and more minorities and females are pursuing STEM degrees at Iowa’s public universities. Also, more than 75% of students statewide expressed they were very interested or somewhat interested in pursuing a STEM career. Gov. Reynolds has been a champion of expanding STEM education, which is critical to strengthening the skills of Iowa’s workforce and preparing students for jobs of the 21st century. Her efforts, as well as those of the business and educator communities, are paying dividends. Read the full press release here. Click here to read the full report.