Across the country, business schools are integrating conversations into their curriculum about corporate social responsibility, sustainability and empathetic leadership. The markets, and the next generation of leaders seeking a business education, are prioritizing corporations that think closely about conscious capitalism.  Drake University’s Zimpleman College of Business wants its programs to stand out for its focus […]

Metro Waste uses technology to recycle more A new robot installed in late March is the latest piece of technology that the Metro Waste Facility in Grimes has invested in as it continues to explore innovative ways to improve processing at the center.  Using an artificial intelligence system, the new equipment scans the lines for […]

The water being discharged from the city of Slater’s water treatment plant is “crystal clear, some of the cleanest wastewater I’ve seen in Iowa,” said Max Gangestad, chief operating officer for Gross-Wen Technologies. The Slater-based company has developed a system that uses algae to treat wastewater.  Its first municipal system went online last year.  Gangestad […]

By Katelyn Squiers, innovationIOWA contributor Hackathons aimed toward college and high school students have recently taken root again within Iowa, helping several students develop rapid problem-solving skills and experience the freedom to build creatively.  A hackathon is an event where teams of people come together to develop a solution to a problem, typically in the […]

By Christopher Porter, director of the Artificial Intelligence Program at Drake University In the summer of 2019, a group of Drake faculty from across campus, including those with expertise in mathematics, computer science, statistics, information systems, education, philosophy, law and English, gathered together to lay out a blueprint for a new artificial intelligence major at […]