Iowa STEM and Kemin Industries joined together to honor teachers who inspire Iowa’s students to develop a passion for STEM subjects. This award is for teachers making a difference in the lives of students across the state by providing excellent curriculum, encouraging lifelong learning and inspiring a passion for STEM beyond the classroom and into the future.

This award honors one teacher from each of the six STEM regions for their contribution and dedication to STEM education in Iowa. Each awardee receives $1,500, as well as another $1,500 for their classroom.

Meet the STEM Teacher Award Recipients

See bios and videos for each award winning teacher by selecting a recipient year below.

Nomination Closed

STEM Teacher Award Nomination

Nomination form for the 2024 STEM Teacher Award is closed. Check back in August 2024 for the opportunity to nominate a teacher for the 2025 STEM Teacher Award.