STEM Teacher Award


The IOWA STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries, is dedicated to honoring one teacher from each of the six STEM regions for their contribution and dedication to STEM in Iowa. Each winner will receive a $1,500 award with an additional $1,500 to be used in their classroom


Deadline to nominate a teacher is October 9

Nominations for the I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award are now being accepted at

To watch a video about the I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award, click here.

Iowa STEM Teacher Award


2020 STEM Education Award {Ann Arnold, Alternative Learning Center, Dubuque Community Schools}

Ann Arnold



2019 STEM Education Award {Ann Gritzner, Central High School}

Ann Gritzner - 2019 Teacher award


2018 STEM Education Award {Stacey Snyder, Orange Elementary, Waterloo Community Schools}

Snyder - 17-18 STEM Teacher Award

2017 STEM Education Award {Chelsie Byram (Slaba), Dike-New Hartford High School}


Slaba 2016-17 STEm Teacher Award


2016 STEM Education Award {Dirk Homewood, Cedar Falls High School}


Homewood - 2015-16 STEM Teacher Award


2015 STEM Education Award {Lisa Chizek, North Tama County Elementary}