Huffman named to state STEM Advisory Council

BY PCC STAFF

DES MOINES – Fort Madison’s Jason Huffman, of Huffman Welding & Machine Inc., and Huffman Farm & Home, has been selected by Gov. Kim Reynolds to sit on the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.

Huffman is one of 32 members of the advisory council that gives direction to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics efforts across the state.

Huffman is a 2008 graduate of St. Ambrose University with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in industrial engineering.

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council mission is increasing interest and achievement in STEM studies and careers through partnerships engaging preK-12 students, parents, educators, employers, non-profits, policy leaders and others. The Council provides opportunities that inspire Iowa’s young people to become innovative, enterprising contributors to our future workforce and the quality of life in our communities.

The council has a $6.45 million annual appropriation for program implementation, communication, and support.

The council also contributes to the Governor’s Future Ready Iowa program.

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