Postville teacher Sean Singwald participates in STEM program in Decorah this summer

Singwald will carry the information from his experiences at the hatchery over into his classroom this fall.




(Editor’s Note: Much of the information from this article was contributed by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.)

The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council matched over 80 STEM teachers from schools across Iowa with local workplaces for the eleventh year of the Iowa STEM Teacher Externships program, the largest summer cohort in the program’s history.

Among those teachers matched for the program is Sean Singwald, who teaches science at Postville High School. As part of the project, Singwald has worked at the Decorah Fish Hatchery this summer. 

The Decorah Fish Hatchery is a division of the Iowa DNR (Division of Natural Resources). Sean’s learning experiences will be carried over in the classroom when school resumes this fall.

As a physical science teacher, Singwald’s experiences at the Fish Hatchery are an excellent fit for the program. It is the intent of the program, that Singwald’s experiences will introduce students to career choices such as those offered by the DNR.

Read the full article in the July 10 edition of the Postville Herald.