Four Iowa students recently received top marks at the fourth annual Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, held at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Mich. Charles Smith of Ottumwa won first place in the kindergarten grade category for “Benge Beacon,” which can be used by fire departments to mark exits in residential buildings […]

The University of Iowa and Iowa State University are ranked in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2018, which is compiled by the National Academy of Inventors. The Iowa State University Research Foundation tied for No. 69 with Florida State University and Wake Forest University with 34 patents; the University of Iowa […]

Starting this fall, Corteva Agriscience will contribute $185,000 to 25 rural scholarships for students embarking on DMACC’s Computer Languages program with an additional four-month commercial software development training program at a new Accenture location scheduled to open in September.  Corteva, DMACC, Accenture and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the partnership during a livestream Wednesday hosted […]

The Iowa Workforce Development announced the statewide launch of its new IowaWORKS online employment services system, the Corridor Business Journal reports. The IowaWORKS site provides a variety of employment resources, tools and services to meet the needs of customers, employers and staff members. IWD modernized the system to align with the regulations of the Workforce […]

Swine geneticist, Iowa State University Agricultural research is a legacy of Iowa State University since since it was established in 1858 as a land-grant university. In 1980, Max Rothschild joined that legacy. He serves as the C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Ensminger Endowed Chair of International Agriculture. His field: […]

Chloe Laizure, a senior at North Polk High School in Alleman, is one of the 53 State and Territory winners in the 11th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the U.S. to redesign the Google logo, Google announced on Thursday. Laizure’s design was chosen from thousands of entries inspired […]

Two Iowa nonprofits accepted $10,000 each raised and donated by the 2019 Monetery Tech Summit, the second annual technology and entrepreneurship conference organized by Dwolla. Iowa Safe Schools and Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515) each received the donation at the end of Tuesday’s summit in the Temple of Performing Arts. Dwolla also announced the Transition Forward […]

Only 4% of bank business and IT executives believe that the impact of technology on the pace of banking change has stayed the same over the past three years, while 96% said it has either significantly accelerated or accelerated, according to a new report from Accenture. This technological disruption has a large effect on how banks […]