The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council received $200,000 to support Iowa’s STEM initiative for three years, the council announced on Friday. “The STEM Council is making significant strides towards helping prepare students for future careers. We believe our investment in STEM is essential to help grow Iowa’s talent pipeline,” said Adriana Johnson, community program manager […]

Things go missing – keys, sunglasses, odd socks, baryonic matter, and computer passwords. With the help of a NASA grant, University of Iowa professor Phil Kaaret and his students might be able to solve one of those mysteries, reports the University of Iowa. Kaaret, students and research assistants will launch the satellite HaloSat to search […]

The deadline to submit applications for the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation $10,000 Entrepreneurship Competition has been extended, DMACC announced. The new deadline to submit an application is May 21 by 4 p.m. Eligibility rules are available here. The competition is open to current DMACC students and to DMACC alumni who are operating a business in […]

Urbandale-based Prositions Inc., a leader in micro-learning, performance support libraries, eLearning, and technology, announced plans to merge with Media Partners Corp., a global producer and distributor of people skills training films and learning content based in Bellevue, Wash. The merger is expected to close within the next few weeks. Media Partners will license Prositions’ content […]

A major donation from the Microsoft community Empowerment Fund will establish a new maker’s laboratory in the Science Center of Iowa (SCI). Microsoft donated $225,000 to develop the Innovation Lab, a technology tools-focused space to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), SCI said in a statement. The laboratory is expected to […]

Eight Iowa schools received technology grants of up to $5,000 from CenturyLink’s Teachers and Technology program. The awards were part of $1.4 million in grants provided to 337 schools across the country through the company’s Clark M. Williams Foundation. The program annually provides grants to schools in CenturyLink’s local service and corporate locations on behalf […]

An autism therapy software founded by three University of Iowa students recently won the grand prize at Texas Christian University’s Values and Ventures business startup competition, the Tippie College of Business reports. ABAL Therapeutics, which won $25,000 in the national startup competition, is owned by co-founders Logan Grote, ‘18; Shamus Roeder, ‘19’ and Max Salinger, […]