Iowa’s lieutenant governor will be in Chicago Sunday to launch an international effort to increase student participation in science, technology, engineering and math — the so-called “STEM” courses. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will serve as chair of the “STEM Food and Ag Council.”
Reynolds envisions recruiting 40 members for the council.
The first meeting of the STEM Food and Ag Council will be held in Des Moines in October, during World Food Prize festivities. Reynolds will attend the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting in Chicago this weekend to discuss the council’s work on the national stage. An organization called the Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America is the major force behind the STEM Food and Ag Council Reynolds will chair.