Iowa State University has been selected as one of six regional network hubs that will promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and economic development across Iowa. Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen announced the hubs during a press conference May 7.
This is the first major initiative of the new Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, a public-private partnership to create greater student achievement in STEM subjects and a stronger STEM workforce. Each hub will work with business, education institutions, nonprofit groups and others in a way that best fits local needs, interests and resources.