What is STEM?
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
- Science—Study of the nature of the universe
- Technology—Applying information to the design of goods and services
- Engineering—Application of knowledge for the benefit of humanity
- Mathematics—Universal language of nature
The goal of increasing STEM interest and achievement is critical to regaining Iowa’s historic legacy as a leader in education and workforce development. In fact, STEM is a vital economic development advantage for quality job growth in our state. STEM graduates are in great demand to meet current and future workforce needs.
Created with the goal of increasing STEM interest and achievement, the STEM Council is a collaboration of bipartisan Iowa legislators, educators, business, nonprofits, students and families focused on improving STEM opportunities and awareness.
Through the school year, BLaST IU 17 offers several opportunities for students to participate in a variety if STEM related events and competitions: