The Southwest Iowa STEM Region is a collaborative effort with Southwestern Community College–Red Oak Center. The Southwest Region is able to use the strengths from the institution to help expand STEM into the communities served in Southwest Iowa.

Southwest Iowa STEM Region Map

Southwestern Community College - Red Oak Center

2300 North 4th St
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
Phone: 712-623-2541

The Regional Manager, Casey Wenstrand, Southwestern Community College–Red Oak Center and Southwest Iowa’s Advisory Board collaborate to identify, grow and create STEM programs that strengthen the Southwest STEM region.

Southwest Iowa's STEM Region Advisory Board

  • Jane Chaillie, Leon
  • Denise Hoag, Council Bluffs
  • Larry Johnson, Lamoni
  • Stephanie Lane, Creston
  • Janell Leinen, Panama
  • Sue Petersen, Atlantic
  • Kristin Sheffield, Earlham
  • Jason Smith, Lamoni
  • Deb Sprecker, Woodbine
  • Lindsay Stoaks, Creston
  • Terry Torneten, Harlan

Casey Wenstrand, Southwest Iowa Regional STEM Manager

Casey Wenstrand earned a liberal arts degree from Iowa State University, and a master's degree in education curriculum and instruction from Northwest Missouri State University. During his career, he worked with youth through Iowa 4-H, at Northwest Missouri State University as a Career Services Specialist and at Upward Bound as Project Director and Academic Coordinator. Casey is passionate about helping youth achieve their best.