Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education announced Wednesday more than $500,000 in awards from the Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund to train K-12 teachers in public and private schools to teach computer science. The fund was established in 2017 to pay for teachers’ training to teach specific computer science courses or earning […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has opened nominations for the Computer Science Educator of the Year Prometheus award in honor of Computer Science Education Week. The new award was announced at the 2021 Prometheus Awards event in November. The winning educator will receive $6,000 from TAI, and the other four finalists will each receive $1,000. Learn […]

Iowa State University computer scientists have developed a data science infrastructure to support research efficiencies for scientists studying the COVID-19 coronavirus, ISU announced this week. Researchers were able to load 60 years of coronavirus research, or more than 44,000 published papers, into a searchable platform that will allow scientists to quickly locate and analyze coronavirus research […]

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 […]