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. 

How has the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic changed research happening at Iowa universities? The Business Record reached out to the three regent universities to see how faculty and administrators are adjusting for priority research; plus, a senior student’s perspective as he finishes his year at Drake University. What does it take to keep research teams safe? […]

Des Moines Area Community College is waiving all online and web-blended technology fees for students taking summer term classes, the college announced on Wednesday. Fees are typically $30 per credit hour for online classes and $20 per credit hour for web-blended classes. Students who have already paid for summer courses will be refunded. DMACC’s summer […]

Yen Verhoeven, founder of Qi Learning Research Group Photo provided If you aren’t a parent yourself, just ask one on Twitter: The new home-schooling normal has not been an easy road for many. For elementary school teachers, adjusting lesson plans to a Zoom screen with a gallery of tiny faces peering back might just be […]

The Frank J. Ross Boys & Girls Club was announced as a STEM Scale-Up program awardee by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for the 2020-21 school year. The program will provide club members with the opportunity to learn and explore the engineering design process through the STEM in Action program by hand2mind, beginning in […]

A work-from-home office; 100 assorted technology cables not shown. Photo by Kate Hayden As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, a day at the office for many in Iowa looks a lot different this week.  It’s too early to know how many organizations have shifted their workforce to a work-from-home strategy. But as employers […]