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STEM Teacher Externships

Teacher Externships

The Iowa STEM Teacher Externships program provides opportunities for educators to work with local industry in order to better prepare students for careers, to strengthen the link between what is taught in school with real-life applications in Iowa industry.

During the summer, educators work side-by-side with knowledgeable and skilled industry employees who help bring the classroom curriculum alive. Externships are full-time, six-week temporary summer positions in local business and agencies geared toward secondary STEM teachers (grades 7-12). Teachers earn a stipend of up to $4800, as well as three graduate credits through UNI’s Continuing Education program paid for by the Teacher Externships program.

2020 Summer Externships

Area Educator School Teaching Discipline Company
Jon Allen Okoboji Middle School Science Iowa DNR - Spirit Lake
Robbie Cundy Sioux Center High School Mathematics Interstates
John Doornenbal Sioux Center High School Industrial Technology Interstates
Chris Hansen North Kossuth CSD Mathematics GKN Armstrong Wheels Inc
Ayn Thoreson Spencer High School Business Rosenboom Machine & Tool, Inc

2019 Summer Externships

Area Educator School Teaching Discipline Company
Kevin Kaufman Okoboji CSD Life & Physical Science Iowa DNR - Spirit Lake
Tricia Reichert Emmetsburg High School Life Science & Technology MaxYield Cooperative
Bob Grant Storm Lake High School Mathematics Merrill Manufacturing
Nicole Cote Carroll High School Physical Science POET Biorefining
Rob Cunningham Spirit Lake High School Mathematics Rosenboom Machine & Tool, Inc
Terri Cuttell Spencer High School Mathematics Rosenboom Machine & Tool, Inc

2018 Summer Externships

Area Educator School Teaching Discipline Company
Marc Benedict Graettinger-Terril High School Life & Physical Science Univerisity of Iowa Labs
Megan Bezdicek Spirit Lake High School Physical Science Lakeside Lab
Angela Olsen Spirit Lake CSD Mathematics GKN Armstrong Wheels Inc
Matt Hansen MMCRU High School Industrial Technology Simonsen Industries
Wendy Heemstra Sioux Center High School Mathematics Rosenboom Machine & Tool, Inc
Anthony Hooper Carroll High School Chemistry Poet Biorefining
Sue Jarvis Pocahontas Area CSD Life & Physical Science Iowa State Extension, Pocahontas County
Joann Kenny Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School Life Science Lakeside Lab

2017 Summer Externships

Area Educator School Teaching Discipline Company
Marc Benedict Graettinger-Terril High School Life & Environmental Science Lakeside Lab
Rob Cunningham Spirit Lake High School    Mathematics Iowa DNR Spirit Lake
Art Hellert Spirit Lake Middle School Life & Earth Science Lakeside Lab
Monte Tilgner MOC-Floyd Valley High School Physical Science Diamond Vogel

2016 Summer Externships

Area Educator School Teaching Discipline Company
Rob Cundy Sioux Center High School Mathematics Rosenboom Machine & Tool, Inc
Clint Geater Spencer Middle School Industrial Technology & Engineering Rosenboom Machine & Tool, Inc
Alex Herrington South Central Calhoun Middle School Science Iowa DNR - Rockwell City
Chad McDonald Graettinger-Terril CSD Industrial Technology GKN Armstrong Wheels Inc
Jennifer Poole Estherville Lincoln Central High School Mathematics GKN Armstrong Wheels Inc
Monte Tilgner MOC-Floyd Valley High School Physical Science Diamond Vogel

2015 Summer Externships

Area Educator School Teaching Discipline Company
Christine Haden Sioux Center High School Life Science Diamond Vogel Paints Co
Brian Lawrence Spencer High School Technology Rosenboom Machine & Tool
Tyler Robyn Rock Valley Mathematics Rosenboom Machine & Tool
Kris Turner Estherville Lincoln Central Physical Science GKN Armstrong Wheels

 

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