For every three Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs in Iowa, there is only one STEM-qualified job seeker. The Iowa STEM Advisory Council is seeking to change that through a STEM Teacher Education Award.

The award would go to one teacher in each of the Iowa STEM council regions who are believed to inspire Iowa’s students to develop a passion for STEM subjects. Each winner will receive a $1,500 award and $1,500 to be used in their classroom. Anyone can submit a nomination, and all certified K-12 teachers in the state of Iowa who teach a STEM subject are eligible to win.

To nominate someone, sign up at to . The nomination period is from October 22nd through December 12th. Winners will be announced on February 9th. The STEM Teacher Education award is sponsored by Kemin Industries.