The Technology Association of Iowa is debuting Techstream, a new database designed to track after-school technology programs for students to find across Iowa. Based off of TAI’s previous HyperStream program, Techstream (techstreamiowa.org) will track after-school programs for elementary through high school students, encouraging skill development and interest in computer science.

The Iowa State University Digital Manufacturing Lab powered by Alliant Energy will host a grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. The lab, a partnership between ISU’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) and Alliant Energy, is expected to introduce technologies that will help Iowa manufacturers improve or expand their business. Alliant […]

Pedro Salazar of Des Moines, a current pre-engineering student at the DMACC Boone Campus and a 2015 graduate of Des Moines East High, will join the NASA Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler (L’SPACE) Virtual Academy during the program’s fall 2019 session. The virtual program is designed around NASA’s upcoming 2021 Lucy mission to […]

Veterans looking for an inroad to a technology career have a new group tailored to their needs.  Des Moines recruiters are launching a local chapter of VetsinTech, a national technology network for current and returning veterans. The monthly meetup sessions will focus on introducing veterans to education, entrepreneurship and employment in the technology industry. Nationally, VetsinTech was […]

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Congressional App Challenge is now open to middle school and high school students to compete, the CAC announced. The competition is open to students in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District (Rep. Abby Finkenauer) and 3rd Congressional District (Rep. Cindy Axne), and each challenge is district-specific. Winning apps may be displayed in the […]

Just before the annual Iowa Technology Summit welcomes businesses to Des Moines, an expected 250 Iowa high school students will have the Technology Association of Iowa’s attention for the day. Those students will attend the inaugural Iowa High School Tech Summit on Sept. 30 for free — giving them a chance to explore what a […]

Roosevelt High School senior Kiki Levy launched her startup BetterHireS in mid-August, just as school started. Kiki Levy greeted visitors inside Ingersoll Avenue’s Star Bar Aug. 21 as the founder of BetterHireS — a startup web portal designed to connect Des Moines businesses to driven high school students seeking part-time employment in a career field […]

A growing teacher-training program at the University of Iowa is aimed at increasing the number of engineering degrees awarded to women in the state of Iowa by providing middle and high school-aged girls access to opportunities in STEM, reports the Daily Iowan. The Femineers program was developed at California State Polytechnic Institute to provide training […]

The Technology Association of Iowa announced three keynote speakers for the organization’s first Iowa High School Tech Summit, which debuts a day before the annual Iowa Technology Summit. Keynote speakers are Eddie Etsey, director of sports and information technology at University of Iowa Athletics; Ben Milne, founder/CEO at Dwolla; and Antoinette Stevens, senior detection and […]