Iowa Mathematics and Science Coalition Records, 1990-2011 

Collection Overview

Title: Iowa Mathematics and Science Coalition Records, 1990-2011 

Record Series: MsC-78

Record Group:


Creator: Iowa Mathematics and Science Coalition

Date: 1990-2011

Extent: 6 boxes (7.5 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Scope and Content

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.


Box 1

Folder 1: Incorporation, 1994; taxes and corporate reports

Folder 2: Bylaws

Folder 3: Sales tax exemption certificate

Folder 4: Website

Folder 5: Logo; planned newsletter

Folder 6: Governing and Executive Boards, minutes, 1993-2010 (with gaps); includes material apparently distributed at meetings such as reports, membership lists, and financial reports

Folder 7: Staff meeting minutes, 2003

Folder 8: Organizational structure

Folder 9: Executive direction position description

Folder 10: Vision and mission

Folder 11: Membership

Folder 12: Articles of dissolution, 2011

Folder 13: Dissolution and closing process, 2011

Folder 14: Iowa Mathematics Coalition, minutes and reports, 1990-1993

Folder 15: Iowa Mathematics League competition, 2002

Folder 16: Governor's Conference on Mathematics and Science Education Reform, programs, 1993, 1994

Folder 17: National Alliance of State Science and Mathematics Coalitions, financial statements, 1994-1995

Folder 18: Iowa Department of Education grants to IMSC, 1994-1998

Folder 19: Lieutenant Governor's Conference for Beginning Teachers, October 1995, evaluation

Folder 20: IMSC research project, 1996

Folder 21: Governor's Institute on Mathematics and Science Education Reform, August 1996

Folder 22: 1995 Implementation Status of Mathematics and Science Reform in Iowa, by Patsy Fagan, 1996

Folder 23: Partnering with Education to Ensure Success--IMSC Business and Industry Council, PowerPoint presentation, about 1996

Folder 24: Governor's Academy on Science and Mathematics Education Reform, August 2000

Folder 25: Linking Leaders for Systemic Improvement (NASA and NASSMC), 2001

Folder 26: TEAMS Academy, summer 2001

Folder 27: Regents Academy for Mathematics and Science, January 2002

Folder 28: Eisenhower Grant project, 2002

Folder 29: Governor's proclamations for Mathematics Awareness Week, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Box 2

Folder 1: R2 TEAMS summer institute, 2002

Folder 2: Regents Academy for Mathematics and Science (RAMS), 2, January 2003

Folder 3: R2 TEAMS summer workshop, June 2003

Folder 4: Regents Academy for Mathematics and Science (RAMS), 3, January 2004

Folder 5: Mathematics and Science Education Day, Capitor Rotunda, January 2005

Folder 5: Regents Academy for Mathematics and Science (RAMS), 4, January 2005

Folder 6: Iowa Summit on Mathematics, Science, and Technology:  Promoting Economic Development, November 2005

Folder 7: RAMS, 4, minigrants

Folder 8: Iowa Initiative for College Mathematics and Statistics Education (I2CMASE), 2006

Folder 9: Rockwell Collins and FIRST Partnership, 2006

Folder 10: Community College Presidents' Report on College Placement Educational Opportunities for High School Students, 2006

Folder 11: Summit action plans, 2006

Folder 12: NASA Explorer Schools, 2006

Folder 13: State Scholars Initiative, 2006

Folder 14: Community mentors, 2006

Folder 15: Parent Teachers Association mini-grants, 2006-2007

Folder 16: Strategic planning, Johnston, January 2007

Folder 17: Corridor STEM Initiative (CSI), 2007

Folder 18: Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Summit, 2007

Box 3

Folder 1: Iowa High School Student Summit on Mathematics and Science, November 2007

Folder 2: Iowa Student STEM Symposium, November 2008

Folder 3: Video consent and release forms; human participants review informed consent, 2008

Folder 4: Iowa Business Council:  membership, PowerPoint presentation

Folder 5: Bioscience Alliance of Iowa, membership

Folder 6: Teacher licensure

Folder 7: Teacher quality

Folder 8: Iowa teaching standards in mathematics and science classrooms

Folder 9: National Alliance of State Science and Mathematical Coalitions:  The World is Flat PowerPoint presentation; reports

Folder 10: National press releases on mathematics and science education

Folder 11: Physics First

Folder 12: Community college STEM initiative survey results

Folder 13: Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership, brochures

Folder 14: Integrating New Technologies into the Methods of Education (intime), brochures

Folder 15:Women and Minorities in STEM programs at Iowa's public universities and in the high school program Lead the Way, January 15, 2009

Folders 16-17: 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.

  • Folder 16: Governor Thomas J. Vilsack video greeting (VHS videotape)
  • Folder 17: 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. 

Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, July 2012; updated, March 24, 2016 (GP). Last updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 7, 2017.