The Iowa Department of Education is seeking comments on a draft state plan for meeting federal requirements under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Commonly referred to as Perkins V, the federal law reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, which provides almost $1.2 billion […]

Fourteen Iowa employers will receive a combined $244,100 from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund, a matching grant that helps employers provide postsecondary training and education opportunities for their staff, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday. With this third round of grants, the Employer Innovation Fund has allocated $1.2 million to 49 awardees across the […]

At the Technology Association of Iowa’s Catalysts Live presentation on Thursday, seven Iowans challenged the audience to continue forward.  2019 is the second year TAI has released its Catalysts interviews, which are published in full at catalystsiowa.com. This year’s honorees are recognized for promoting underrepresented groups in Iowa’s technology industries with policies and advocacy to build […]

The DeltaV Code School, hosted in Cedar Rapids by the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, is launching the first nights-and-weekends Code 201 program for potential students with full-time jobs, NewBoCo announced last week. The eight-week course launches Jan. 18, 2020, with final class presentations on March 14. The DeltaV Code School is GI Bill-approved and is […]

West Des Moines Community Schools parents attending parent-teacher conferences on Nov. 18 and Nov. 21 are invited to stop by the Jordan Creek STEAM Lab at Jordan Creek Elementary from 4 to 8 p.m. to see district initiatives with virtual reality goggles, coding robots and more, the school announced this week. Children must be accompanied […]

MākuSafe CEO Gabriel Glynn (center) accepts the 2019 ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge award in October. Photo contributed MākuSafe, a West Des Moines-based wearable technology company, was named the 2019 ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge winner in Boston, taking home a $15,000 cash prize, a membership to the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) and distribution […]

Facebook’s Community Action Grants program is now open to applications from regional nonprofits and school systems, targeting the surrounding area of the Facebook Altoona Data Center, the company announced this week. The program, which accepts applications until Dec. 3, is available to organizations addressing critical community needs through technology and can improve local STEM (science, technology […]

Sundeep Vani joined Iowa State University in the newly-created role of chief technology officer for biobased products, the university has announced. As CTO, Vani will work with Biobased Product platform lead Brent Shanks and the Iowa Innovation Corp. to identify promising emerging technologies and develop them into commercial products. Vani has spent the last two […]

The University of Iowa is launching a new Iowa Innovation Challenge to provide more than $225,000 in funding during the 2019-2020 academic year across UI’s campus. The challenge is a university wide competition to identify, advance and support the most innovative and entrepreneurial projects on campus, the university said in a statement. The competition is […]