STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

In Iowa STEM is “…an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy.”

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is a partnership of business, policy, and education leaders from across the state convening to bolster STEM education and innovation and to better position Iowa’s young people and the state’s economy for the future. Activities of this council are coordinated by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Operations Center at the University of Northern Iowa.

The Regional STEM Hubs are designed to increase STEM interest and achievement. STEM is a vital economic development advantage for quality job growth in Iowa, as STEM graduates are in great demand to meet current and future workforce needs.

Direct comments and questions about STEM to or call 319.273.2959.