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IOWA STEM Teacher Award

Awards to Iowa PreK-12 Teachers for
Excellence in STEM Education

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Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Kemin Industries

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Awards to Iowa PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers to recognize and support outstanding contributions to the quality of STEM education in the state. Nominations are accepted on behalf of teachers who are significantly impacting the lives of students by providing excellent curriculum, encouraging lifelong learning, and inspiring a passion for STEM beyond the classroom and into the future.

This program is looking for educators who represent I.O.W.A., defined as:

  • Innovative: Use unique ways to educate students to develop a curiosity in STEM fields
  • Outstanding: Have a true passion for education and provide an exceptional learning experience
  • Worldly: Help students see that STEM is all around us and is more than the sum of its parts
  • Academic: Engage students in the classroom, preparing them for higher education and high- demand careers

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GrantWatch ID#: 164332

Number of Grants:

This award will honor one teacher from each of the six STEM regions.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each awardee receives $1,500, as well as another $1,500 for their classroom.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, students and other STEM advocates are invited to nominate an inspirational science, technology, engineering or mathematics teacher for the 2020 Iowa STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries and the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council.

Eligible nominees include licensed, full-time, PreK-12 Iowa STEM teachers in public or non-public schools. or this award, a full-time teacher is defined as an educator who spends at least 75% of their working hours (approximately 30 hours, minimum) in the classroom - both virtually and in-person - interacting with students. Nominations for previous award recipients and self-nominations will not be accepted.

Pre-Application Information:

- August 22, 2021 --- Nominations open
- October 10, 2021 --- Nominations close
- October 11, 2021 --- Applications open
- November 14, 2021 --- Applications close
- January/Early February 2022 --- School ceremonies for 2021-2022 recipients
- February 9, 2022 --- STEM Day at the Capitol and formal 2021-2022 recipient ceremony


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Direct questions to:
Carrie Rankin

Governor's STEM Advisory Council Headquarters
University of Northern Iowa
214 East Bartlett Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0298

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