STEM Essential
Episode 5: State Senator Chris Cournoyer

Episode 5: State Senator Chris Cournoyer

June 23, 2020

In this episode, hear from State Senator Chris Cournoyer, who has worked in STEM fields for much of her career, on what it's like to help STEM succeed across the state.

Please note. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these episodes were recorded remotely. There may be occasional issues with audio. The STEM Essential team appreciates your patience and commitment to learning about STEM in Iowa and around the world.

Episode 4: Emily Wilkerson

Episode 4: Emily Wilkerson

June 16, 2020

Hear from Emily Wilkerson, chemical engineering student and cheerleaders at Iowa State, and member of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, on what it's like to prepare for a STEM career. 

Please note. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these episodes were recorded remotely. There may be occasional issues with audio. The STEM Essential team appreciates your patience and commitment to learning about STEM in Iowa and around the world. 

Episode 3: Dr. Mark Putnam

Episode 3: Dr. Mark Putnam

June 9, 2020

On this episode of STEM Essential, hear from Dr. Mark Putnam, president of Central College in Pella, Iowa, on the importance of STEM in higher education. He touches on his own journey to higher education, how STEM skills prepare students for a changing work environment and his thoughts on what classrooms will look like after COVID-19. 

Episode 2: Kathryn Kunert

Episode 2: Kathryn Kunert

June 2, 2020

Hear from Kathryn Kunert,vice president of economic connections and integration for MidAmerican Energy Company, about how STEM is essential to help current students prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. 

 

Episode 1: Dr. Aris Winger

Episode 1: Dr. Aris Winger

May 26, 2020

Hear from Dr. Aris Winger, assistant professor of mathematics at Georgia Gwinnett College and co-founder and CEO of Mathematics Enrichment for Diversity and Learning (MEDAL), about his journey with STEM and his outlook for the future. 

 

Coming Soon: STEM Essential

Coming Soon: STEM Essential

May 21, 2020

Introducing STEM Essential, an Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council podcast series featuring leading advocates and voices discussing the impact of STEM education on our students now - and what strong STEM education will mean for the future ahead.

Jeff Weld, executive director of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, interviews guests about what inspired their path with STEM, how they view the current outlook for STEM and what they expect to see in the years ahead.

Tune in Tuesday, May 26, at 7:00 AM for the first podcast of this five-part series. 

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