Stem Education

Aug 20, 2021

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Johnson and Cedar Counties, Iowa, the National Archives and Records Administration has closed the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch beginning Monday, August 23, 2021. We are making every effort to continue providing essential services and respond to inquiries at Our E-Store services are suspended until our staff are able to work on-site. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Read more.

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