The Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

Jeffrey Weld, executive director of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, credits a 2009 conversation in the lobby of a Best Western hotel with kick-starting a statewide STEM “edu-nomic development initiative” that has fueled a STEM education Renaissance in Iowa. The Council's work has since elevated STEM to the top of the state’s educational priorities, increased academic performance in math and science, created community-based business-education partnerships, and raised greater public support for STEM education.

Learn more about this visionary effort in our new brief.

Iowa STEM brief