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Welcome to the Science Teacher Update! Here, you will find ideas to inspire your Next Generation Science Standards implementation for the classroom. We will also showcase student events happening in the Keystone area and, of course, professional development opportunities!


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April 2023

STEM Power! Animals + Medicine = Cool Careers!

Join us at UW-Platteville for STEM Power! Animals + Medicine = Cool Careers. High school students grades 9–12 are invited to learn about careers in which animals and medicine interact.

Date: Friday, Apr. 21

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Pioneer Farm, 29200 College Farm Road, Platteville, Wisconsin

Workshop sessions may include:

  • Utilization of dogs and horses in police work
  • Equine chiropractic and acupuncture
  • Animal prosthetics for small animals
  • Guide dogs
  • Nutrition
  • Chemistry

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Iowa National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI): STEM Summer Camp for Students

A residential 2-week camp session for students: June 18 - June 30, 2023

The Iowa National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a free summer camp open statewide to students of color, young women, and youth with and without disabilities who will be in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade during the 2023-24 school year. 

This summer's 2-week residential session will be held in Iowa City. Campers will stay in the University of Iowa dormitories. Iowa NSTI focuses on STEM education, careers in the transportation industry, leadership, college readiness, and more. Campers participate in hands-on activities, university lab tours, local and statewide field trips, and other campus activities.

Iowa NSTI is hosted by the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa’s UCEDD. It is offered in collaboration with the Civil Rights Bureau of the Iowa Department of Transportation and funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.

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Keystone AEA Contacts:

Jason Martin-Hiner

Bev Berns 

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Jason Martin-Hiner

School Improvement Facilitator