About the Conference

  • Two days of keynote, breakout and workshop sessions led by state and national leaders in STEM education. 

  • Sessions specific to elementary and secondary level education 

  • Panel presentations, including STEM Teacher of the Year award winners for elementary and secondary education

  • Sessions on early childhood, ELL and computer science in STEM

  • Live field trips ... also offered virtually! 

  • Hands-on sessions live and virtual at UNI and co-hosting sites 

  • Group engineering challenge

  • Networking opportunities with STEM faculty from across the state, current K-12 STEM teachers and administrators

  • Materials and resources for participating students

Who should attend

This conference is open to all pre-service teacher education students at colleges and universities across Iowa, as well as interested faculty.  

Co-Hosting Sites

Choose to attend the conference virtually via Zoom or attend in-person at one of the co-hosting sites for more networking opportunities and a more fully-engaged experience. Co-hosting sites are:

  • ‌University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Iowa
  • Iowa State University
  • Clarke University
  • Waldorf University
  • Dordt University
  • Luther College

Sponsors plan an engaging two days, complete with door prizes, raffles and prizes for a final, end-of-conference game.

Schedule and Speakers

This hybrid event will include two sessions:

Friday, April 8 
Saturday, April 9

Times and full schedule are being confirmed. Watch for updated details. 



For this free hybrid event, participants must register in advance. You will be sent a Zoom webinar link prior to the conference. 


For more information, contact Dana Atwood-Blaine,, 319-273-2073.