The STEM Next Opportunity Fund announced a multiyear $50,000 grant to the Iowa Afterschool Alliance as part of the Million Girls Moonshot, an initiative launched by the Intel Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The effort is designed to engage 1 million school-age girls in the U.S. in […]

Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education on Friday announced that $26.2 million is now available to districts, nonpublic schools and colleges and universities, primarily to increase internet connectivity for students for the 2020-21 school year. Using the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund authorized under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security […]

A research project led by Iowa State University into broadband delivery for rural communities is one of two finalists for a national grant by the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and 35 wireless companies and associations.  A team of 10 core project researchers led by ISU professor […]

Kris Johansen, manager of industry engagement in the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) and Iowa State University Startup Factory COO, has officially resigned from both posts to join the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE). Johansen will join as director of external relations at NIAMRRE, which is hosted at […]

A third-party service provider to the Iowa State University Foundation experienced a massive ransomware attack, affecting more than 20 universities and nonprofits in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Blackbaud, an international provider of cloud-based fundraising and finance services, notified the ISU Foundation on July 16 that a data breach taking place between Feb. 7 and […]

Students in Iowa City will start the school year online following an unanimous vote by the school board Tuesday night, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The board had considered “hybrid” and in-person instruction on campus, but members ultimately decided the risk of COVID-19 being spread by children and staff was too great, the Press-Citizen reports. […]

Veterans and their spouses launching a business in Central Iowa have a new resource dedicated to their needs.  A Des Moines chapter of Bunker Labs launched virtually on Tuesday with volunteer city leaders Adam Hass and Bernie Stone. The event will be the national organization’s first virtual launch party since Bunker Labs was founded in 2014, and […]

Adel-based Kuder Inc. has received the Career Readiness Solution of the Year award from the 2020 EdTech Breakthrough Awards program for the Kuder Navigator, an online career planning system for grades 6-12, Kuder announced this week. Navigator is designed as a career planning system to help secondary students visualize and strategize their futures, with research-based […]

Paragon IT Professionals, a locally owned IT staffing and solutions firm, has awarded $1,000 scholarships to nine high school seniors who plan to pursue a technology-related degree at an Iowa university or college, the company announced this week. Over seven years, Paragon’s IT Leadership Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $110,000 in scholarships with support […]

The West Des Moines school district’s Community Education Department received a $2,670 award from the Microsoft Community Empowerment Fund to support the new CareerUp program. CareerUp will provide workforce development classes tailored to adult English language learners through appropriate cultural and linguistic approaches, and offer workshop facilitation training to community-based organizations.