The Northwest Iowa STEM Region is a collaborative effort with Iowa Lakes Community College. The Northwest Region is able to use the strengths from the institution to help expand STEM into the communities served in Northwest Iowa.

Northwest Iowa STEM Region Map
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Iowa Lakes Community College

300 S 18th St
Estherville, IA 51334
Phone: 712-362-8341

The Regional Manager, Mary Trent, Iowa Lakes Community College and Northwest Iowa’s STEM Region Advisory Board collaborate to identify, grow and create STEM programs that strengthen the Northwest STEM region.

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Northwest Iowa’s STEM Region Advisory Board

  • Tina Benton, Sioux City
  • Benjamin Bouza, Hawarden
  • Beth Bunkers, Granville
  • Tyler Hahn, Cherokee
  • Amy Loughlin, Cherokee
  • Andi Mann, Sioux City
  • Jordan Menning, Rock Rapids
  • Tanner Metz, Estherville
  • Michelle Metzger, Storm Lake
  • Amy Meyer, Alta
  • Andrew Roelfs, Sioux Center
  • Ashley Schable, Carroll
  • Mary Skopec, Milford
  • Brenda Welch, Sac City
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Mary Trent, Northwest Regional STEM Manager

Mary Trent is the Northwest Regional STEM Manager for the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and located at Iowa Lakes Community College. After graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Educational Computing, Mary spent 22 years at Kuemper Catholic School in Carroll as a first grade teacher and technology integration specialist. During that time, she also taught many courses through Heartland AEA and AEA PD Online. Mary later graduated from Morningside College with master's degree in professional education.

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