West Des Moines Community Schools parents attending parent-teacher conferences on Nov. 18 and Nov. 21 are invited to stop by the Jordan Creek STEAM Lab at Jordan Creek Elementary from 4 to 8 p.m. to see district initiatives with virtual reality goggles, coding robots and more, the school announced this week. Children must be accompanied […]

Des Moines nonprofit Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515) is launching the second year of its Peer Mentoring Program directed at middle school students with funding support by Coca-Cola, AT&T and Bank of the West, Pi515 announced this week. With support from adult volunteers in STEM-related careers, advanced students in Des Moines high schools’ STEM programs are […]

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 […]

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 […]