The Science Center of Iowa has released its schedule of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA’s first successful mission landing astronauts on the moon. Events include the viewing of a worldwide celebration coordinating mass rocket launches on July 16; a moon landing-themed Mixology Night on July 19; and the […]

The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) has received a $15,000 Community Action Grant from Facebook’s Altoona Data Center for Senior STEM, a new project educating older adults on current technology, SCI announced this morning. Pew Institute research shows that more seniors are engaging  with technology and becoming largely active users. Senior STEM will help older […]

If the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups initiative is “church for entrepreneurs,” Des Moines entrepreneur Ben McDougal is preaching the gospel – and his congregation is getting bigger. After leading the Des Moines chapter for five years – the second 1MC chapter in the country after Kansas City – McDougal is stepping back locally in […]

A major donation from the Microsoft community Empowerment Fund will establish a new maker’s laboratory in the Science Center of Iowa (SCI). Microsoft donated $225,000 to develop the Innovation Lab, a technology tools-focused space to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), SCI said in a statement. The laboratory is expected to […]