The South Central Iowa STEM Region is a collaborative effort with Drake University. The South Central Region is able to use the strengths from the institution to help expand STEM into the communities served in South Central Iowa.

South Central Iowa STEM Region Map

Drake University

B4 School of Education
Phone: 515-271-2403

The Regional Manager, Sarah Derry, Drake University and South Central Iowa’s Regional STEM Advisory Board collaborate to identify, grow and create STEM programs that strengthen the South Central STEM region.

South Central Iowa's STEM Region Advisory Board

  • Bridgette Andrews, Johnston
  • Ashley Cook, Des Moines
  • Creighton Cox, Urbandale
  • Sherry Ford, Malvern
  • Jonathon Holmen, Ankeny
  • Magan Lewis, Johnston
  • Mahesh Mathrubutham, West Des Moines
  • Alison Mohr, Altoona
  • Joe Murphy, West Des Moines
  • Scott Schultz, Ankeny
  • Jessica Shellhorn
  • Amy Williams

Sarah Derry, South Central Iowa Regional STEM Manager

Sarah Derry earned a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from the University of Iowa. She has conducted research in commercial and academic laboratories. Sarah started her career as a science teacher in a low-income, urban high school.