According to a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) advisory council report, Iowa has made progress in STEM education and is now seen as a leader in the nation. Iowa STEM enjoys bipartisan legislative support thanks to universal acknowledgement of the importance of well-prepared graduates.
The state has been divided into six regional hubs to coordinate STEM activities through local schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations. The activities and educational programs are aimed to engage students in STEM education and prepare our future workforce for high-skilled jobs. Advisory council presenters also noted to legislators that there is still a lot of work to do to engage minority students that lag behind their peers in science and math scores.