A University of Iowa physicist has been awarded $2.3 million in federal funding to continue studying the foundational aspects of quantum computing in theoretical high-energy physics, reports the Corridor Business Journal. Yannick Meurice, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, had previously been awarded $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science. […]

Corteva Agricscience announced that Sam Eathington has joined the company as its new senior vice president and chief technology officer, leading Corteva’s research and development organization. According to a news release, he will lead the company’s R&D as it works to advance its portfolio and drive global agricultural innovation. Eathington began his new role on Jan. […]

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold a live webinar today, Jan. 7, at noon to announce details about Ascent, a new online learning platform for women-owned small businesses. The new learning platform, which was first announced by the SBA in May 2019, was built to provide a modern e-learning experience for female business owners. […]

Brandon Carlson is a software developer and the owner of short-term rental properties — and for the last few years, Carlson has gotten used to renters contacting him for help on odds-and-ends questions.  Where are the grilling utensils? The linen closet? The trash bags? “Every time, I tell myself, ‘I should really put a sign […]

Alliant Energy and the Iowa State University Digital Manufacturing Lab are partnering with two Iowa companies to provide 9,000 free face shields to schools and daycare facilities across the state, Alliant Energy announced on Wednesday. Alliant Energy has started delivering the face shields developed, produced and donated by the Digital Manufacturing Lab, which partnered with […]

Wells Enterprises Inc. announced it has appointed Gwendolyn Hatten Butler, president and chief investment officer of Capri Investment Group, to its board of directors. Hatten Butler will be the second female board member and the first African American woman on the board. She has more than 35 years of experience and has served as executive […]

Tickets are on sale and speakers are being finalized for the upcoming TEDx Des Moines event, scheduled for May 11 at Franklin Junior High. TEDx is an independently organized event that brings together speakers to share innovative and disruptive ideas. The theme “Through a Different Lens” aims to provide a platform for diverse perspectives and amplify […]

Bioconnect Iowa is debuting a new brand two years after shifting its mission toward the state’s biosciences, the organization formerly known as the Iowa Innovation Corp. announced this year. The change in name is just the start: Bioconnect Iowa partnered this year with Iowa State University’s Startup Factory and VentureNET Iowa to launch the Go-to-Market Accelerator in […]

Ohio Transmission Corp., an industrial equipment service provider and distributor based in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired JCI Industries Inc., a provider of pumps, motors, controls, field service and remanufacturing to commercial, industrial and environmental customers throughout the Midwest. Based in Lee’s Summit, Mo., near Kansas City, JCI Industries has seven sales and field service locations in five […]

Mercedes-Benz USA donated a 2015 C300 vehicle and a Xentry diagnosis kit to the Des Moines Area Community College Automotive Technology program, the first donation by Mercedes-Benz, DMACC announced this week. Students will use the vehicle and diagnosis kit at the Karl Chevrolet Automotive Technology Center on the Ankeny campus, which is scheduled to open […]