Just as Bloomberg Businessweek was wrapping up a cover feature on the L.A. startup Imbellus, the college world began shaking: the FBI announced arrests of 50 people accused of fraud while attempting to smooth their children’s path into elite U.S. universities. Imbellus founder Rebecca Kantar believes part of the problem in the college inequity process […]

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 […]

As the snow – and snow days – piles higher for Iowa’s school districts, some are asking if technology can be used to make up lost time in the classroom, reports Radio Iowa. State law doesn’t allow that yet, Iowa Department of Education director Ryan Wise said. “The way code is currently written, it does […]

Waukee 9th graders and teammates Carter Sanders, Selma Roy and Madhav Valiyaparambil discuss updates to their FIRST Tech Challenge robot at the Waukee Innovation & Learning Center. Photo/Kate Hayden In Waukee, students in grades 8-12 working through the FIRST Tech Challenge are in the home stretch of their robotics season. Wednesday after school, teams of […]

A new partnership between the University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy, the Office of Healthcare Leadership Education and the Tippie College of Business is offering pharmacy students some business-savvy training not traditionally provided to them. Students have the option to take six business courses offered over three semesters that are tailored directly for pharmacy students, with course […]

To make a global impact, begin with a creative, local startup. That’s how co-authors Alice Loy and Tom Aageson begin the roadmap in their book “Creative Economy Entrepreneurs: From Startup to Success,” which recounts the lessons Loy and Aageson have learned and imparted through their New Mexico-based accelerator Creative Startups. The creative economy contributes more than $700 […]

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 […]

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has named Iowa State University as one of six public research institutions that are finalists for its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards. This is the third consecutive year that Iowa State has been named a finalist. ISU is a finalist for the IEP Innovation award, […]

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 […]

NewBoCo’s DeltaV Code School is announcing four new financing options to attract adult Iowans seeking a mid-career switch into coding. NewBoCo and IowaWORKS are partnering on a Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program, which allows NewBoCo to sponsor an apprenticeship for any company interested in hiring a software developer apprentice. DeltaV is now GI Bill-eligible, and qualifying veterans […]