March 13, 2013


Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” (River City Bistro Restaurant)

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Topic: The Governor's STEM Initiative in Northeast Iowa

Speaker: Mr. James Hoelscher

James Hoelscher, Manager of the Northeast Iowa STEM Hub at the University of Northern Iowa, will share an overview on the recent launching of the Governor's STEM initiative in Northeast Iowa. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math education.

His presentation will highlight the exciting opportunities and challenges facing Northeast Iowa in the first year of the program, and how we can collaborate to kindle the STEM spark into a wildfire.

James most recently served as the Production Program Manager for UNI’s Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics, where he coordinated teams of educational content experts and video production professionals in the creation of pre-k-12 mathematics, literacy, autistic spectrum and parental engagement videos and resources for students, families, and educators.

James also brings a private sector perspective to the STEM Hub operations. Having recently held the position of National Account Executive with EdgeCore Competitive Marketing, he intends to utilize his experience in account management, sales, campaign development, and creative production to aggressively promote STEM throughout Iowa.

James holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy and BA in Public Relations from UNI.

Program Chair: James Stevenson

Price for meal: $15.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

Time: Social period: 6:00 P.M. Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at River City Bistro Restaurant, Cedar Falls Holiday Inn, (Clarion Inn) 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations: Contact Steve Lang via E-mail at or by phone at 319-292-8747 by 4:00 PM, Monday 11 March 2013. Leave name and message on answering machine. Guests are welcome - please be sure to make a reservation.

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail

“Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the Waterloo Technical Society.

Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”