Encouraging students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is essential to meeting the needs of a 21st century society.

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Providing students with opportunities for hands-on learning experiences in STEM allows them to apply what they learn in the classroom to real problems.

The team work, communication, creativity and innovation skills developed in this type of learning environment provides students with tools and skills that they can take with them in any career they pursue.

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Core Focus


Scientists study the physical and natural world through observation and experimentation.


Employees in technology jobs use science and engineering to create and troubleshoot computer and information systems.


Engineers and engineering technicians use math, science, and technology to solve real-world problems.


Math workers use numerical, spatial, and logical relationships to study and solve problems.

Programs Funded

The Sioux City area is uniquely positioned to create leaders in the STEM field because three of our elementary schools focus on STEM fields: Morningside Elementary STEM School focuses on STEM education by integrating all aspects of STEM into core curriculum, Loess Hills Elementary Computer Coding School incorporates computer programming and coding into core curriculum, and Spalding Park Elementary Environmental Sciences School melds the natural sciences into daily lessons. Additionally, at the high school level, the Career Academies allow students to explore career and technical programs in STEM fields.

Because of the nature of STEM projects, state-based funding often falls short of meeting the needs of providing up-to-date technology and consumable goods to implement impactful and innovative STEM curricula. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in STEM occupations is projected to grow at twice the rate (10.8%) of overall employment (5.3%) through 2031.

  • Animatronics & Robotics programs
  • NASA trips
  • Professional Development for educators in Science and Math

Projected percentage in STEM job increases (2010-2020)
Source: U.S. Department of Education -


All Occupations




Computer Systems


Systems Software


Medical Scientists


Biomedical Engineers

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