The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) is now accepting applications for the 2024 Future Biotech Leaders Scholarship through March 11. The scholarship is awarded to Iowa high school juniors and seniors who exhibit the best use of biotechnology. IowaBio has awarded more than 100 scholarships since 2000. To learn more and apply, click here.

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 Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education have partnered to provide all Iowa educators access to the BizInnovator Startup curriculum at no cost. BizInnovator Startup is an innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum designed for high school students. “BizInnovator Startup provides strategies and methods for educators to […]

Corridor Business Journal: University of Northern Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (UNI JPEC) has appointed a new director following the retirement of former director Laurie Watje. Patrick Luensmann is a 2012 graduate of the economics and finance departments at the University of Northern Iowa. “We are fortunate and excited to have Patrick lead the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial […]

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 […]

Parametric Studio, an Ames-based edtech company has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop CURIE, a gamified STEM learning tool for high school and undergraduate students. CURIE aims to make it easier to implement complex and multidisciplinary projects in traditional classrooms through a combination of hands-on learning, crowdsourcing, software […]