STEM Innovator® Online Portfolio Tool

Use the STEM Innovator® Online Portfolio Tool with your students to develop and capture their innovation skills and project work.

Key features:

  • Facilitates the implementation of problem-based learning in any secondary course

  • Develops and captures growth in innovation skills, mindsets, and concepts overtime

  • Students analyze real-time feedback from peers, educators, and community partners as they innovate solutions to real-world problems.

Community partners connected to the classroom

STEM Innovator® Portfolio Tool with Community Partner Feedback
Dr. Brian Lindsay, Pulmonologist at Unity Point Health, uses the Portfolio Tool to provide feedback to a student team as they pitch a solution to a problem.

"Employers are interested in helping develop the future workforce. The STEM Innvoator® Portfolio Tool provides an online platform to engage with students anytime, anywhere to provide critical feedback as they solve real-world problems." Dr. Brian Lindsay, Pulmonologist

STEM Innovator® Profile

Innovator Profile


Measurement of Skills & Mindsets Over Time

STEM Innovator® Canvas

Innovator Canvas


Project Management Tool: Define Problem, Highlight Solution & Key Project Details

STEM Innovator® Pitch



Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity While Pitching Solutions for Feedback

STEM Innovator® Team Value Rubric

Team Value Rubric


Measurement of Team Collaboration, Conflict Negotiation, Diversity of Leadership

STEM Innovator® Prototype



Spotlights Technical Features of Solution & Value Proposition

STEM Innovator® Portfolio Resources

Portfolio Resources

Access to reflection questions, sample pitch videos, user support information

Start using the online STEM Innovator® Portfolio Tool today!

  • Licensed annually
  • $299 annual license for high school and post-secondary school educators
  • $149 annual license for middle school and elementary school educators

  • Included with your purchase is a Portfolio Tool Resource to get you started and access to weekly Zoom sessions to provide user support.

Looking for online, self-paced professional development to complement using the Portfolio Tool with your students?

Consider trying one of our online workshops

  • Cost: $39 for workshop 1, $79 each for workshops 2-5, includes curriculum

  • Optional graduate credit: $149/credit

  • Complete workshops 1-5 to become certified to offer your high school students the chance to earn 3 transferable University of Iowa college credits

Measurable results

Through engagement in STEM Innovator® students practice and learn the value of adaptability, failing, resilience, effective communication, and data-driven decision making – all skills critical for the careers of the future.

Offer high school students college credit

To be eligible

  • Teachers: Must be a STEM Innovator® Certified instructor by completing our professional development workshops 1-5.

  • Students: High school freshmen through seniors working with STEM Innovator® Certified instructors must achieve a score of 70% percent or greater on the proficiency exam and successfully complete a project portfolio. 

  • Those who pass are eligible for three University of Iowa entrepreneurship credits from the Tippie College of Business, at a reduced course fee of $150. The credits are transferable at most colleges and universities in the United States.

Brian Cyr

"The STEM Innovator® Portfolio is a go-to resource for my classroom.  It helps me understand the skill sets and interests of my students, as well as providing measurable data on their learning during the semester.  The feedback tools enable students to honestly assess themselves and their teammates, giving them an opportunity to build on critical thinking and reasoning skills."

Brian Cyr - STEM Innovator® Certified High School Instructor, Architecture & Engineering and Business Startup at Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX), Iowa