Iowa Family Impact Seminar #4

STEM Education and Afterschool Programs: Presenting Evidence-Based, Unbiased Research to Examine the Family Impact of Policies and Programs

February 8, 2013

Featured Speakers

Jeff Weld, Executive Director of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Director of the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership, and Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Northern Iowa
STEM Education and After-School Programs

Lynne Campbell, Manager, North Central STEM Hub

Connie Hargrave, Director, Science Bound

Holly Bignall, Extension Program Specialist, Iowa STEM 4-H Youth Program

Jenny Becker, Executive Director of the Charitable Corporation, Manager of Community Relations, Rockwell Collins

Vic Jaras, Educational Technology Consultant, Iowa Department of Education and Program Director, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, TITLE IVB Grant

Jay Staker, STEM Program Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Associate Director for Education, Iowa Space Grant Consortium

Dianne Bystrom, Director, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University

Additional Chapters/Materials

STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future, by David Langdon, George McKittrick, David Beede, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms

Successful K-12 STEM Education, by National Research Council of the National Academies

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, by Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Michelle Melton

Outcomes Linked to High-Quality Afterschool Programs: Longitudinal Findings from the Study of Promising Afterschool Programs, by Deborah Lowe Vandell, Elizabeth R. Reisner, and Kim M. Pierce

Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective, by Joseph A. Durlak and Roger P. Weissberg