Rooted in our commitment to the liberal arts, with talented faculty and a robust core, Central College has historic strength in the STEM fields. Building on this tradition and working in partnership with local, international corporations, makes programs like our B.S. in engineering degree possible. Central students, regional K-12 schools, and our shared communities benefit from the alignment of mission when it comes to STEM. Our state and nation are better prepared to meet the needs of a global society because of PEERS leaders and the educational partnerships in place.

Mark Putnam, Central College President and executive committee member of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council