In 2008, the Legislature appropriated $4 million to the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) for the development and implementation of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Collaborative Initiative between the three Regents universities.
The goals of the program are to promote statewide collaboration and coordination, prepare highly qualified math and science teachers, and improve math and science performance of Iowa’s students.
A report has now been issued showing what has been accomplished over the past year by drawing in 47 more mathematics and science majors for teaching at ISU and UNI.