Education and workforce relationship drives nontraditional STEM education at DeltaV Code School Sihem Azibi will always remember the night she and fellow DeltaV Code School students stayed up past midnight polishing their project and presentation that was due to be presented to recruiters and local companies later that day. Everyone was choosing to be there, and […]

The faculty of Des Moines Area Community College’s surgical technologist program is preparing for a larger class this fall in a refreshed classroom with new equipment. That includes three practice operating rooms, recording equipment to allow professors to record labs and monitor students remotely, a sterile processing and central supply area, and a 3D laparoscopic […]

Pi515 announced Wednesday it has been awarded a multiyear $200,000 Black Women Impact grant from Goldman Sachs’ One Million Black Women initiative. The money is available for any use and will be distributed over two years starting in July, according to a news release. “This multi-year investment will help us scale our efforts in preparing […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has announced the graduation of the inaugural cohort of the Iowa Technology Leadership Institute. There were 25 members in the cohort who are technology leaders at technology companies across Iowa looking to take the next step in their careers. The classes focus on the nontechnical aspects of leadership that technical […]

The Business Record announces today the winners of the 2022 innovationIOWA awards. VizyPay is the recipient of the Corteva Agriscience innovationLEADER of the Year Award, and Pi515 founder and Executive Director Nancy Mwirotsi is the recipient of the innovationENTREPRENEUR of the Year Award. The recipients of the innovationIOWA awards are nominated by members of the […]

A team from DMACC is one of 12 finalists in the Community College Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Science Foundation. The national competition has community college students use STEM skills to develop solutions to real-world problems. As finalists, DMACC Boone campus students Michaela Beck and Allison Arnold […]

Submitted by Nancy Mwirotsi, founder and executive director, Pi515 It feels like there’s a growing gap between our state’s youths and long-term career security and opportunity. This gap jeopardizes our ability to develop a future-ready workforce. As a community, we need to start having collective conversations that allow us to bridge this gap. We must […]

Heartland Forward, a nonprofit Arkansas-based think tank that looks at technology, entrepreneurship and economic development in states in and around the Midwest, has published a report evaluating research universities nationwide and which ones are “most proficient at creating new knowledge; embedding it in their STEM graduates; and transferring both to new and existing enterprises.” The […]