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Three years of STEM in Iowa: 100,000 students, 30,000 classes

 
Three years of STEM in Iowa: 100,000 students, 30,000 classes
Posted July 28th, 2014 @ 1:55pm

Iowa's efforts to boost interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers is working after a three-year initiative.

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds Monday said that over 100,000 Iowa school students are receiving STEM education in about 30,000 Iowa classrooms.  

Boone High School science teacher Shelly Vanyo says she's seeing the impact.  She says her STEM students decided they didn't want to just talk about science and technology in the classroom, they wanted to see it up close.  So they toured the inner workings of a wind generating tower.  Vanyo says they also have worked side-by-side with college students.  

Governor Terry Branstad says that every STEM program that's been started in Iowa in the last three years "met or exceeded its objective of inspiring greater interest in STEM among students."

More information on Iowa STEM education's available at www.IowaSTEM.org

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