STEM Scale-Up Programs

The Iowa STEM Scale-Up Program was launched as a way to meet the Governor's STEM Advisory Council's top priority: Increasing student interest and achievement in STEM across the state.

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council will begin accepting applications today for the STEM Scale-Up Program mathematics menu. An additional investment was made during the legislative session specifically to scale mathematics education programs proven to increase interest and achievement among K-12 students across Iowa. K-12 schools, afterschool programs and other educational organizations are encouraged to apply for the programs to be implemented during a seven month period of the 2019-2020 academic year.


Three STEM Scale-Up Programs were selected after completing a rigorous review process, including:

  • Bootstrap: Data Science
  • Desmos Middle School Math
  • Differentiated Math Centers


The application is now CLOSED  The application period for the STEM Scale-Up Program menu closed on October 1, 2019 and award recipients will be announced October 31. The application will open again in January 2020


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With the top priority of boosting student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Governor's STEM Advisory Council has approved 10 high-quality STEM education programs for 2019-20. The selected STEM Scale-Up Programs are listed in the right column.  

Schools (public and nonpublic), after-school programs and other active learning communities serving students in grades preK through 12 can apply for these STEM Scale-Up Programs.


 - 2019-20 scale-up menu