Statewide Iowa — If you are someone who works with STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — or if you work in education, there’s a summit you may want to attend. And the deadline for registration has been extended.
It’s been dubbed the Governor’s 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit. Registration is now open until Tuesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. This year’s summit is titled “STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships.” Additional information and registration can be found at www.IowaSTEM.gov/2019STEMsummit.
The statewide event, which is open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, April 30, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Employers, educators, and others will come together to learn about amazing work-based learning underway across the state and how to expand those opportunities to all students. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is hosting the event.
Featured speakers include former astronaut Peggy A. Whitson and Pallavi Verma, senior managing director U.S.-Midwest for Accenture. Gov. Kim Reynolds will announce the names of six high-poverty elementary schools selected to receive a total of $300,000 in grants ($50,000 each) through the Computer Science is Elementary Project.