Stem Education

March 13, 2020

We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at Please check our website or  for updates on our operating hours and status.

Why STEM at Hoover?

President Hoover made significant contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Hoover was called "the Great Engineer" and Lou

Engineers for Hoover pin.


Hoover, the First Lady, was the first woman to graduate with a degree in geology from Stanford University.

What will we do?

Students will complete a "Hoover Engineering Notebook," guided by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Iowa Core, and Project Lead the Way. Students will also meet National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and Iowa Core Standards in Social Studies.

By participating in STEM Days at the Hoover Museum students will use their communication skills and continue building literacy skills through the use of writing prompts and scavenger hunts in their engineering notebook.


Students experiencing Virtual Reality as part of STEM Days.


STEM tours can be scheduled using the ONLINE tour form