Jody Still Herbold, science consultant at Northwest AEA in Sioux City, was appointed by Gov. Branstad to serve on the Northwest Iowa Regional STEM Advisory Board.

To provide oversight for the STEM regional network, the membership of the Board is comprised of pre-kindergarten through grade twelve school districts and schools, higher education institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, youth agencies, local and state government officials and other appropriate stakeholders.

The purpose of the regional networks is to provide broader access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational opportunities and promote STEM economic development within regions and across regions where it makes sense.