Studio Iowa partner Ryan Tow demonstrates the the virtual reality data center layout designed for students at the DMACC West Campus’ Microsoft Datacenter Learning Academy. DMACC and Studio Iowa unveiled the Virtual Learning Lab on Wednesday during DMACC’s ciLive! sessions on the West Des Moines campus. Photo by Kate Hayden Data centers in Iowa are […]

Universities, colleges and the U.S. Strategic Command meet on Iowa State University’s campus for the two-day Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance conference, which aims to foster academic community interest in researching deterrence and strategic national security in a global threat environment. The 2020 conference March 11-12 highlights cybersecurity issues including election security, identity theft and nuclear command, […]

The University of Northern Iowa Additive Manufacturing Center received the first of three automated robotic machining cells last month, reports the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. That makes it the only university-based automated investment casting facility in the world, officials said. The cells will create a fully automated investment casting molding line integrated with existing pattern printing technologies. 

The broker-led investor and acceleration program BrokerTech Ventures named former interim director Susan Hatten as chief operating officer, the group announced this week. Hatten joins Executive Director John Jackovin as the accelerator’s inaugural cohort began the five-week program last week. BrokerTech Ventures also announced the addition of five new investor partners: Heffernan Insurance Brokers, the Horton Group, […]

MākuSafe, the West Des Moines-based wearable technology startup designing for industrial employee safety, will launch its wearable armband device and MākuSmart SaaS platform later this month, the company announced on Tuesday. The company will produce a limited number of hardware devices for 2020, of which approximately a third have been reserved by industrial users and workers’ […]

The Technology Association of Iowa announced the finalists in 14 categories for the 2020 Prometheus Awards presented by LWBJ. Winners will be announced at the Prometheus Awards on April 9 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The Prometheus Awards acknowledge individuals and companies making an impact on Iowa’s technology industry, estimated to be […]

dsmHack has announced 11 Des Moines-area nonprofits that will benefit from nearly 90 developers and designers volunteering through the annual Des Moines Charity Hackathon. The nonprofits were narrowed from 31 initial submissions and will receive free assistance for digital projects pitched to the event volunteers during a 48-hour hackathon, which began Thursday evening. This year’s […]

A new bill introduced by Iowa Sen. Zach Nunn, R-Altoona, would require the “removal of internet content upon request” under the title “The Right to Be Forgotten” Act, a phrase associated with the “right to erasure” that gives European Union citizens the power to demand certain data about them be deleted from company servers.  The […]

Des Moines Area Community College is opening a new training lab featuring virtual reality and augmented reality technologies at the West DMACC Campus Microsoft Datacenter Academy. Microsoft is providing $30,000 in funding support for the first phase of the new Virtual Learning Lab’s production. The lab will include about 200 server racks and will incorporate […]

The Technology Association of Iowa will host the 2020 Iowa High School Tech Summit on Oct. 7 in Cedar Rapids, TAI announced this week. The summit will introduce high school students to technology companies and careers across the state. Eddie Etsey, information technology/chief technology officer for the University of Iowa Athletics Department, will emcee the […]