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STEM BEST Expands the Learning Continuum from School to Careers | Iowa STEM  Home | Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory CouncilSince 2014, 75 STEM BEST Programs have been awarded throughout Iowa. The STEM BEST Program fosters partnerships between local schools and businesses in Iowa. Educators work alongside industry professionals to craft a unique STEM curriculum centered around work-based learning. Learn more about STEM BEST or complete your application at


  • March 8, 2021: Application portal opens
  • May 10, 2021: Application due by 11:59 pm
  • May-June, 2021: Application Review
  • July-August 2021: Awards Announced
  • August 2021 - June 2022: STEM BEST Program Planning and Implementation
  • January 30, 2022: Progress Report 1 Due
  • May 31, 2022: Progress Report 2 and final invoice must be submitted to:

Please contact for additional information.


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