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Corridor STEM Initiative

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Corridor STEM Initiative - WHAT IS IT?

A coalition committed to meeting the challenge of global competition.

CSI is an initiative aimed at engaging Iowans to help shift the culture and mindset around science, technology, engineering and math so that Iowa is recognized as the premier state in delivering this important type of education. The initiative evolved from an Iowa Business Council commitment made at the 2005 Iowa Summit on Math and Science, with the purpose of meeting the increasing challenge of global competition in technology development around the world.


From a global perspective in the 21st century, this group of business and educational leaders realized that Americans - and especially Iowans, who have been known for receiving quality education - can no longer rest on past achievements.



State STEM Scale-UP 2012-2013

Scale-up Project: CSI After School video

Museum of Science, Boston
The Engineering is Elementary® (EiE)

State Advisory Scale-up CSI Summary

CSI Goals

The STEM governance committee, which is made up of business, higher education and K-12 leaders in the eastern Iowa area, has committed itself to advancing STEM education in the Corridor.

The Goals are:

• To increase awareness and recognition of the need for quality math, science and technology education for all learners in Iowa.
• To increase knowledge that the area’s workforce must possess the math, science and technology proficiency and skills to enhance Iowa’s economy.
• To cultivate the quantity of math, science and technology teachers.


STEM Grant Final Report


CSI Coordinator