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 from educators for the 2023-24 STEM Scale-Up Program menu on January 9, 2023.  PreK-12 public and private schools, afterschool programs and other educational organizations are encouraged to apply for the programs to be implemented during the 2023-2024 academic year.



  January 9, 2023 - Application opened

  February 28, 2023 - Deadline to apply for a Scale-Up program

  April 7, 2023 - Award recipients were announced


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 13 high-quality STEM education programs for 2023-24.  

  • Codelicious
  • Daily Math Fluency Centers
  • Discover Drones
  • Innovate-IT
  • Ioponics
  • Iowa Leadership in Engineering Design
  • Positive Physics and Chemistry
  • Python for the BBC micro:bit
  • STEM Cart: K-12+Schoolwide STEM Solution
  • STEM Innovator
  • Storytime STEM-packs: STEM + Computer Science
  • Tiny Techies
  • WaterWorks: Engineering and Investigating the Properties of Water


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Past Scale-Up Program Awardees

Scale Up Winner Lists

Spreadsheet for 2017-2021

Spreadsheet for 2022-2023