Governor's STEM Advisory Council: Greatness STEMS from Iowans

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is a public-private partnership of educators, business leaders, nonprofits and local and state government officials, collaborating to increase student interest and achievement to meet the STEM employer demand across Iowa. The 50-member STEM Council is led by co-chairs Governor Kim Reynolds and Accumold President and CEO Roger Hargens.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) ®

A STEM BEST® Program partner:

  • … helps transform typical K-12 classroom environments and methods to unite the workplace with the classroom and develop clear pathways from STEM education to STEM careers in the state.
  • … works to help reach the state’s Future Ready Iowa goal of 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce having education or training beyond high school by 2025.
  • funded through a $25,000 cost-share from STEM Council made possible through a combination of state and private investments.

Our STEM BEST® model is one of 50 awarded since 2014 and focuses on soft skills and career awareness. Our major partners include Freeport McMoRan, Roquette America, and the Lee County Economic Development Group.

Professionals: If you would like to join us, please complete this form so we can match you up with students.  If you have questions, please contact Natalie Ulloa at

Teachers: If you are seeking a partner to work with students, please complete this form.

To reserve our updated media center for an event, complete this form. We have a variety of flexible seating, smart tvs, rolling whiteboards, a set of Chromebooks, and a lectern with a microphone available for use.