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 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently granted a three-year, $499,845 grant to a multidisciplinary team of Iowa State University scientists studying soybean stressors. The team, led by adjunct assistant professor of agronomy Arti Singh, is developing machine learning technology that could automate the ability of farmers to diagnose a […]

Sherri Davidoff and the Iowa Credit Union League’s holding company Affiliates Management Co. have partnered to build new cybersecurity training firm BrightWise. Based in Des Moines, BrightWise will be led by Davidoff as CEO and Corey Skadburg as COO. Skadburg has more than 15 years of experience in financial services, and Davidoff, who also leads LMG […]

Six Iowa elementary schools in high-poverty areas, among them Perry and Marshalltown, will each receive $50,000 grants through the Computer Science is Elementary initiative, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and the Iowa Department of Education are partnering with corporate partners that raised $350,000 in sponsorship funding for the grants. The six […]

Former astronaut Peggy Whitson, space and science consultant, will be the afternoon keynote speaker for the governor’s 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit titled STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships. The statewide event on April 30 at the Iowa Events Center is open to the public, and will also include remarks by Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. […]

Five years after founding, the K-12 initiative at the New Bohemian Innovation Collaboration has impacted more than 1,500 students through one-day classes, free events and summer programs, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports. The program adapts STEM subject to student ages – elementary students can take “CoderDojo” classes through NewBoCo, while middle and high school students […]

The 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit, titled “STEM Education and Workplace Partnerships,” takes place April 30 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday. The event is hosted by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Keynote speakers are Pallavi Verma, senior managing director U.S.-Midwest at Accenture, and Reynolds, who will announce […]

Des Moines elementary students can learn to build coding skills with Google experts on Friday during the CS First Roadshow, an hour-long presentation with remarks by U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne at Edmunds Elementary School. The CS First Roadshow offers up to 90 minutes of themed computer science projects in six categories – storytelling, arts, game […]

Meg Anderson, vice president and chief information officer at Principal Financial Group, speaks at TAI’s Catalysts Live event on Dec. 4. Photo provided by TAI Des Moines met the stories of ten women shaping their industries on Tuesday. At the Technology Association of Iowa’s reception of the Catalysts project’s first year, attendees gathered in the […]

ICR IOWA is teaming up with educators and local agencies to bring the global initiative Hour of Code to eastern Iowa schools from Dec. 3-9, reports Corridor Business Journal. The program is supported through ICR Future, a regional coalition of five teams, including a computer science team led by NewBoCo, the Grant Wood Area Education […]