Google announced Tuesday a $150,000 grant awarded to the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council to support the council’s mission and programs.

“Public-private partnerships are so critical if we expect our future workforce to have the skills needed for high-demand jobs in our state,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a prepared statement. “Through Google’s investment, they realize the value and importance of STEM education in our schools and the access our students will have to hands-on, advanced technology which will ultimately prepare them to be successful and career ready.”

During the Iowa State Fair, which starts today, Google is also hosting a Coding Carnival tent next to the Jacobson Center with interactive coding games to highlight its partnership with the state on computer science education.