Iowa Mathematics and Science Coalition

Manuscript collection:  MsC-78

Iowa Mathematics and Science Coalition. Records, 1990-2011.  9 linear feet.


This collection consists of the records of the Iowa Mathematics and Science Coalition.  It includes minutes, programs, and correspondence of the association, which was organized in 1993 and dissolved in 2011.  The collection is especially strong on documentation relating to the programs and conferences that the coalition sponsored.  This collection provides an excellent look at mathematics and science education initiatives in Iowa from the mid-1990s through 2010.

The coalition donated this collection to the University of Northern Iowa Archives in the summer of 2011.

Box inventory

Box 1

  • Incorporation, 1994; taxes and corporate reports
  • Bylaws
  • Sales tax exemption certificate
  • Website
  • Logo; planned newsletter
  • Governing and Executive Boards, minutes, 1993-2010 (with gaps); includes material apparently distributed at meetings such as reports, membership lists, and financial reports
  • Staff meeting minutes, 2003
  • Organizational structure
  • Executive direction position description
  • Vision and mission
  • Membership
  • Articles of dissolution, 2011
  • Dissolution and closing process, 2011
  • Iowa Mathematics Coalition, minutes and reports, 1990-1993
  • Iowa Mathematics League competition, 2002
  • Governor's Conference on Mathematics and Science Education Reform, programs, 1993, 1994
  • National Alliance of State Science and Mathematics Coalitions, financial statements, 1994-1995
  • Iowa Department of Education grants to IMSC, 1994-1998
  • Lieutenant Governor's Conference for Beginning Teachers, October 1995, evaluation
  • IMSC research project, 1996
  • Governor's Institute on Mathematics and Science Education Reform, August 1996
  • 1995 Implementation Status of Mathematics and Science Reform in Iowa, by Patsy Fagan, 1996
  • Partnering with Education to Ensure Success--IMSC Business and Industry Council, PowerPoint presentation, about 1996
  • Governor's Academy on Science and Mathematics Education Reform, August 2000
  • Linking Leaders for Systemic Improvement (NASA and NASSMC), 2001
  • TEAMS Academy, summer 2001
  • Regents Academy for Mathematics and Science, January 2002
  • Eisenhower Grant project, 2002
  • Governor's proclamations for Mathematics Awareness Week, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001


Box 2

  • R2 TEAMS summer institute, 2002
  • Regents Academy for Mathematics and Science (RAMS), 2, January 2003
  • R2 TEAMS summer workshop, June 2003
  • Regents Academy for Mathematics and Science (RAMS), 3, January 2004
  • Mathematics and Science Education Day, Capitor Rotunda, January 2005
  • Regents Academy for Mathematics and Science (RAMS), 4, January 2005
  • Iowa Summit on Mathematics, Science, and Technology:  Promoting Economic Development, November 2005
  • RAMS, 4, minigrants
  • Iowa Initiative for College Mathematics and Statistics Education (I2CMASE), 2006
  • Rockwell Collins and FIRST Partnership, 2006
  • Community College Presidents' Report on College Placement Educational Opportunities for High School Students, 2006
  • Summit action plans, 2006
  • NASA Explorer Schools, 2006
  • State Scholars Initiative, 2006
  • Community mentors, 2006
  • Parent Teachers Association mini-grants, 2006-2007
  • Strategic planning, Johnston, January 2007
  • Corridor STEM Initiative (CSI), 2007
  • Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Summit, 2007


Box 3

  • Iowa High School Student Summit on Mathematics and Science, November 2007
  • Iowa Student STEM Symposium, November 2008
  • Video consent and release forms; human participants review informed consent, 2008
  • Iowa Business Council:  membership, PowerPoint presentation
  • Bioscience Alliance of Iowa, membership
  • Teacher licensure
  • Teacher quality
  • Iowa teacheing standards in mathematics and science classrooms
  • National Alliance of State Science and Mathematical Coalitions:  The World is Flat PowerPoint presentation; reports
  • National press releases on mathematics and science education
  • Physics First
  • Community college STEM initiative survey results
  • Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership, brochures
  • Integrating New Technologies into the Methods of Education (intime), brochures
  • Women and Minorities in STEM programs at Iowa's public universities and in the high school program Lead the Way, January 15, 2009

Audiovisual material
Titles listed below are taken from labels on the tapes, CDs, and DVDs.  The records processor did not view the items for content or quality.

VHS videotape

  • Governor Thomas J. Vilsack video greeting

CDs and DVDs

  • Math and science to 5th and 6th graders, Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Commercial, St. Ansgar
  • STEM competitions, created by Steven Bieber; teacher, Mr. Hanna; Muscatine Promo Video
  • SCIMAT, Iowa Math Science competition, Northern University High School, April 2009
  • Math & Science, Interstate 35
  • Symposium
  • Math & Science, Waverly-Shell Rock (2 copies)
  • Math/Sci Day (edited)
  • IMSC 2008 Symposium, interviews
  • High School Summit, pictures, November 2007
  • Math and Science Commercial
  • Middle School STEM Summit, May 4, 2010
  • Anamosa High School, Cheri Francik (not finished yet)
  • St. Ansgar IMSC video project, April 9, 2003
  • Matt Kiernan, STEM Symposium, 2008 (3 copies)
  • Student discussion, STEM symposium, 2008
  • Expanding Opportunities in STEM for K-12 Students
  • Shannon Cdèbaca, STEM Symposium, 2008
  • Additional PROBE activities to post
  • Lisa Lorenzen, talking points DVD mockup, November 19, 2005
  • unlabeled


Boxes 4-6

These three boxes contain the financial records of the Iowa Mathematics and Science Coalition.  They record the detailed, day-to-day transactions of the association as it received grants and presented programs and conferences.  At this point, these records have received only minimal processing. 

Collection arranged and inventory developed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, July 2012; last updated, April 30, 2014 (GP).

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University of Northern Iowa
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