The University of Iowa’s Venture School, developed by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), is expanding to Mason City, Cedar Falls, Iowa City and Des Moines next month, the Venture School announced this week. JPEC centers at the Northern Iowa Area Community College, the University of Northern Iowa, Drake University and the Small Business […]

Digital soldier model Sophia climbs a ladder while encumbered by personal protective equipment. Sophia and her male digital model counterpart, Santos, are part of a yearslong initiative by University of Iowa researchers to design digital human models who can predict behavior based on human physiology. Image provided by the Iowa Technology Institute.  After 15 years […]

Cardio Diagnostics Inc., a company that assesses genetic and epigenetic DNA markers to monitor a patient’s risk for heart disease, was recently selected as “one to watch” in this year’s inaugural Spinoff Prize, organized by Nature Research and Merck KGaA. Founded in 2017 and based at the UI Research Park in Coralville, Cardio Diagnostics focuses on human health […]

The University of Iowa is launching a new Iowa Innovation Challenge to provide more than $225,000 in funding during the 2019-2020 academic year across UI’s campus. The challenge is a university wide competition to identify, advance and support the most innovative and entrepreneurial projects on campus, the university said in a statement. The competition is […]

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 […]

A team of biomedical engineers and University of Iowa alumnae who designed a bra for breast cancer survivors won $10,000 from Victoria’s Secret GRL PWR Project to put the bra into production, reports the UI press office. The former students will use the award money to file a patent for the GAMA bra, which is […]

The University of Iowa and Iowa State University are ranked in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2018, which is compiled by the National Academy of Inventors. The Iowa State University Research Foundation tied for No. 69 with Florida State University and Wake Forest University with 34 patents; the University of Iowa […]

University of Iowa students change the rules for amputees What would you have done in college with a machine that could print nearly anything you wanted? University of Iowa students Cody Wilson and Dylan Ray started the 2018-19 school year with just that question. The engineering students had access to a small basement lab in […]

Gabriella Perez, research technology compliance specialist at the University of Iowa, is one of six inaugural Trusted CI Open Science Cybersecurity fellows nationwide, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The program is under the National Science Foundation’s Cybersecurity Center for Excellence, and Perez can access weekly digital presentations from cybersecurity experts and will receive funding to […]