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Scale-Up Programs

SCI supports educators across the state through the Iowa Governor's STEM Scale-Up Program.

With the top priority of boosting student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council each year selects high-quality STEM education programs to be offered to schools, after-school programs and other settings for grades Pre-K through 12.

School districts, non-public schools, after-school programs and other active learning communities that serve students can bring these Scale-Up programs to their classrooms or organizations at no cost through a fully-funding award program. If selected, these institutions receive kits that include all curriculum and materials needed to implement the program with their students.

Learn more about the STEM Scale-Up Program

SCI's 2018-19 Scale-Up Programs:

Two Science Center of Iowa programs have been selected for the 2018 Iowa Governor's STEM Scale-Up Program:

  • Pint Size Science (Pre-K – Grade 2): Using a hands-on approach that engages and inspires young minds to explore scientific phenomena, Pint Size Science introduces early learners to STEM topics through discovery learning. Learn more
  • Making STEM Connections (Grades K-8): Turn your classroom into a Makerspace! Building upon the natural inclination to tinker, Making STEM Connections empowers students to explore STEM principles and 21st century skills. Learn more

How to apply:

Local Education Agencies (or “LEAs”) may apply to bring Scale-Up programs to their schools or organizations for the 2018-2019 school year. The current application period is through March 5, 2018.

"LEA" is defined as any school (public, private or home school association), a Boy/Girl Scout troop, a 4-H Club, library, a childcare organization or any organization that works with youth—formally or informally.

Applications must be submitted by March 5, 2018.
Awards will be announced mid-April.

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For questions about Scale-Up or Iowa STEM, contact Sarah Derry, sarah.derry@drake.edu, 515-271-2403