A $10,000 Bayer Fund grant will support the Science Center of Iowa’s new program Making Tech Connections, a professional development program for educators teaching students employment skills in computing, algorithms and programming. Making Tech Connections will also show educators how to incorporate liberal arts competencies into STEM education. In 2020, Bayer Fund awarded more than […]

Iowa students who participate in STEM Scale-Up programs in their schools are more likely to express an interest in staying in the state to pursue their careers. And Iowa’s public and private universities are increasing the number of STEM-related certificate and degree programs available to high school graduates. These were among findings from the 2017-2018 […]

Paragon IT Professionals announced this week that the annual IT Leadership Forum Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $100,000 to fund scholarships for Iowa students in STEM fields. The IT Leadership Forum Scholarship application process will open in 2019 and provide 18 additional $1,000 scholarships to students attending Iowa universities, Paragon representatives said. The golf […]

Students in three north Iowa school districts have developed an app to report school-related threats in their community, the Mason City Globe Gazette reports.Threat Reporting, developed in collaboration with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department, will soon be available on iOS for students, faculty and administrators in the St. Ansgar, Osage and Riceville school districts. Development […]

Danielle Feinberg, Pixar Animation Studio’s director of photography for lighting, is bringing her experience on movies like “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo” to Iowa State University’s campus on Thursday with her lecture “The Art of Science: Bringing Imagined Worlds to Life,” reports the Iowa State Daily. Feinberg, who will speak at […]

Iowa Public Television’s (IPTV)  Ready for School early-education STEM initiative will focus in on 13 Iowa communities this year. This is the sixth year Ready for School will implement STEM and literacy-based activities for children ages 2 through six years old, and the program has served more than 100 other Iowa communities. This year’s communities […]

Facebook is pledging to train 1 million workers and small business owners across the U.S. in digital marketing and labor skills by 2020. The announcement comes just after Facebook publicized a new partnership with the Des Moines Area Community College, which will expand DMACC’s current digital marketing course into a 30-credit-hour certificate that includes Facebook’s […]

At the start of 2017, chemical engineer Meredith Smith was frustrated by the statistics of workers in her industry. Women held 24 percent of all science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, and only 14 percent of engineers are women, the U.S. Department of Commerce reports. Looking deeper, the National Science Foundation’s annual indicators report […]