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.
A growing teacher-training program at the University of Iowa is aimed at increasing the number of engineering degrees awarded to women in the state of Iowa by providing middle and high school-aged girls access to opportunities in STEM, reports the Daily Iowan. The Femineers program was developed at California State Polytechnic Institute to provide training […]
The Des Moines coding education nonprofit Pi515 received more than $62,000 in corporate grants and donations in the last year, the group announced this week. Pi515 received $22,000 from AT&T toward operations, a $30,000 grant from Coca-Cola and $10,000 in student scholarships from Dwolla’s 2019 Monetery Tech Summit. Through the Coca-Cola grant, Pi515 hired 14 […]
NewBoCo is launching 99 Counties for Coding, a new fundraising campaign to measure the impact computer science classes have on school districts across Iowa. NewBoCo aims to receive a donation from every county across Iowa to support computer science education during the week of Aug. 12-16.
The Technology Association of Iowa will host the first Iowa High School Technology Summit, presented by Principal Financial Group, on Sept. 30 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, TAI announced this week. The Iowa High School Technology Summit will expose high school students to technology companies and careers across Iowa, with three presentations […]
Four Iowa students recently received top marks at the fourth annual Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, held at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Mich. Charles Smith of Ottumwa won first place in the kindergarten grade category for “Benge Beacon,” which can be used by fire departments to mark exits in residential buildings […]
Senior director of strategy implementation and operations and chief of staff – R&D and innovation, ACTNext by ACT Inc. Iowa prides itself on providing a world-class education from the elementary to the university and college levels. In today’s world, technology is a huge part of that. Innovations in edtech are happening right in Iowa City, […]
Whitson looks back on record-breaking space career and offers lessons for innovators Retired astronaut and native Iowan Peggy Whitson makes sure students and adults know the upside — way up, in her case — of working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM fields. It’s a message she carries now that she spends her […]
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 […]
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 […]