The Southeast Iowa STEM Region is a collaborative effort with a partnership with The University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College. The Southeast Region is able to use the strengths from both institutions to help expand STEM into the communities served in Southeast Iowa.

Southeast Iowa STEM Region Map

University of Iowa 

2301 Oakdale Blvd, Suite 008
Coralville, Iowa 52241
Phone: 319-467-0942

The Regional Manager, Matt Stier, the University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College and Southeast Iowa’s Regional STEM Advisory Board collaborate to identify, grow and create STEM programs that strengthen the Southeast STEM region.

Southeast Iowa's STEM Region Advisory Board

  • Joyce Caroll, Iowa City
  • Daniel D'Alessandro, Le Claire
  • Emily Hagedorn, Coralville
  • Marie McNary, Cedar Rapids
  • Corey Rogers, Iowa City
  • Rebecca Ruberg, Burlington
  • Jenna Stevens, Preston
  • Trina Weiland, Cedar Rapids

Matt Stier, Southeast Iowa Regional STEM Manager

Matt Stier brings 20 years of experience in education. Throughout his career, he has served as a high school science educator, professional development leader, educational researcher and college instructor. Matt is passionate about supporting the work of educators, and promoting educational equity for students. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a master’s degree in science education from the University of Northern Iowa. He is in the process of completing his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Iowa.