Oskaloosa Schools is launching Oskaloosa Spirit Cafe, an initiative aimed at providing vocational opportunities and promoting inclusivity within the community. The cafe, which will open to the public in the summer, was originally conceived to provide essential job skills to students with disabilities, and now welcomes a range of students from diverse backgrounds to help everyone pursue […]

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation will host the 41st year of Business Horizons, a five-day innovation program for Iowa high school students. The program is scheduled for July 14-18 on the Drake University campus. The week will include a team project, workshops and keynote speeches from Iowa industry professionals. The program also offers […]

Des Moines-based consulting firm Bâton Global has released a report from its 2023 research partnership with VictoryXR, a Davenport-based company offering immersive classrooms and campuses through virtual reality. According to a press release, the project was designed to develop a stronger understanding of VR in applied higher education settings and to study how immersive VR technologies support instructional design […]

Five North High School students, under the name Team Frostbyte, have been selected as one of five finalists in the NASA App Development Challenge. The team will travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston in April to give their presentation in person. The members of Team Frostbyte are Champ-Pacifique Mukiza, Sujal Pokhrel, Jefrey Allen, Moss […]

The Iowa Board of Regents approved a new undergraduate major in entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business during its Feb. 28 meeting. The major will be offered starting in the fall 2024 semester. The program will be interdisciplinary and offer tracks in entrepreneurial finance, technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership and new ventures. […]

EO Iowa, a branch of the national nonprofit Entrepreneurs’ Organization, hosted its fourth annual Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a statewide competition where student entrepreneurs pitch business ideas to a panel of judges. The competition has regional, national and international levels that winners of each round advance to. Iowa State University student Cam Reiman, founder of Spock’s Sanctuary, […]

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the Iowa Department of Education announced the opportunity for Iowa pre-K-12 educators, both in and outside the classroom, to apply to expand and launch STEM Scale-Up programs for the 2024-25 academic year. The program aims to provide students with a range of STEM units and activities. The program serves over […]

Submitted by Jim Chaffee, executive director of learning innovation and technology, University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business Virtual reality is changing the world and changing business, two points driven home when I participated in a virtual roundtable in December with Facebook’s technology boss and leading global technology thinker Sir Nick Clegg. The roundtable brought together […]

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the Iowa Department of Education is accepting applications for the STEM Business Engaging Students and Teachers Program, which aims to launch or expand models that create project-based learning opportunities and help students acquire high-demand skills. The STEM BEST Program provides expertise and funding to help teachers and industry professionals […]