2012-2013 Scale Up Programs



A World in Motion

The CASE for Agriculture Education in Iowa

Corridor STEM Initiative (CSI) - Engineering is Elementary (EiE)

AWIM provides mathematics, science and technology curriculum and professional development.
Contact: Chris Ciuca
SAE Foundation
CASE (Curriculum for Agriscience Education) hopes to increase STEM awareness.
Contact: Joshua Remington
Iowa FFA Foundation
CSI intends to increase the number of Iowa students that enter and succeed in the Iowa workforce.
Contact: Jim Thornton
Grant Wood Area Education Agency
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Fabulous Resources in Energy Education (FREE)


FIRST Tech Challenge

FREE educates about energy, energy efficiency, solar and wind energy, and hydrogen fuel cells.
Contact: Pat Higby
University of Northern Iowa
LEGO robotics competition for children creates an environment where young people discover the fun in STEM while building self-confidence.
Contact: Camille Sloan Schroeder
Iowa State University
FTC is a challenging exploration of real‐world problems using robotics and STEM concepts.
Contact: Rebecca Whitaker
College of Engineering
University of Iowa
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HyperStream - Technology
Hub for Iowa's Students


Partnership for Engineering and Educational Resources for Schools (PEERS)

HyperStream is a program that partners education and business, combines a career awareness initiative with hands-on, real-world tech projects.
Contact: Tamera Kenworthy
Techonology Association of Iowa
The KidWind Challenge program in Iowa works with educators using WindWise Education curriculum in PD workshops, engages students in design.
Contact: Jason Martin-Hiner
Keystone AEA
PEERS, a business-guided program divided into four implementation levels for students (exposure, experience, mentoring and potential employment).
Contact: Martin Wesemann
Pella Corporation - PEERS
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Project HOPE (Healthcare, Occupations, Preparation and Exploration)

State Science + Technology
Fair of Iowa


Project HOPE (Healthcare, Occupations, Preparation and Exploration) is a STEM-based curricular intervention of academic and vocational opportunities.
Contact: Saba Ali
University of Iowa
The SSTFI serves as a place where student researchers meet with professional researchers and communicate their findings.
Contact: Andrea B. Spencer
State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa
iExploreSTEM is a series of coordinated free, hands-on, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) festivals. (To be administered by each STEM Regional Manager. NOT FOR INDIVIDUAL SCALE-UP.)
Contact: Gina C. Schatteman
University of Iowa
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