University of Northern Iowa Named Northeast Iowa STEM HUB

posted on Friday, May 4, 2012 in Blog

The new Governor's STEM Advisory Council, a public-private partnership overarching goal is creating greater student achievement in STEM subjects and a stronger STEM workforce. Six STEM network hubs will work with business, education institutions, nonprofit groups and others in their region in a way that best fits local needs, interests and resources. STEM network hubs will be the driving force offering Iowa students more opportunities to learn about STEM, and better prepare them for STEM careers.

UNI is one of six chosen from a pool of 13 Iowa institutions and organizations who applied. Hubs will physically house the coordinating centers and their network hub managers and will take advantage of local assets such as partner businesses, county extension, formal and informal education organizations, nonprofits and more.