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 […]

Less than two years after being named one of 10 automated vehicle proving grounds in the nation, the Corridor and University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator and nine other entities have all lost the designation, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The U.S. Department of Transportation is withdrawing the 2017 designations under its latest automated […]

Groundbreaking began on Monday at what will be the new Psychological and Brain Sciences building at the University of Iowa, reports Radio Iowa. The six-floor, $33 million project will replace the former Seashore Hall, with basement classrooms and lecture halls for UI students, department chair Mark Blumberg said. Blumberg expects the department to begin moving […]

By Katharine Carlon | Corridor Business Journal A historic University of Iowa building erected in the 1930s to bring  the then-revolutionary “Iowa Idea” to life is being reincarnated as the state’s bold idea factory of the future. In what one UI official is calling a “game changer” that will boost  the school’s ability to support […]

A group of eastern Iowa researchers have been granted a utility patent for a new “range-shifting” device to improve potential radiosurgery for certain types of brain cancer, the Corridor Business Journal reports. The device, which resembles a domed helmet, is designed for use in stereotactic radio surgery. The piece was created by Dongxu Wang, a […]

The University of Iowa will seek permission from the Board of Regents to convert the former UI Art Building to an innovation center, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The building, where American folk artist Grant Wood worked out of, opened in 1936 as an arts colony. “By bringing together inventors, creators and leaders from a […]

The MERGE Innovation Space in downtown Iowa City is a finalist for the national University Economic Development Association’s (UEDA) 2018 Awards of Excellence, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The co-working space is one of four contenders in the Talent + Innovation category, and will be recognized along with the University of Iowa for encouraging “a […]

Two University of Iowa teams are designing and testing a new generation of subdetectors as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) goes under the knife for an upgrade. The teams are led by Professor Usha Mallik, Professor Yasar Onel and Associate Professor Jane Nachtman in the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy, reports the University of […]

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will be the first in the state to employ a Coralville company’s artificial intelligence diagnostics when scanning for diabetic retinopathy, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports. The device, called IDx-DR and developed by IDx, received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April. The technology takes images […]

An Iowa and Texas lab are sharing credit for the serendipitous, concurrent discovery of a protein-coding gene. The Daily Iowan reports that findings from the University of Iowa Boudreau Lab and a University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center lab were published side-by-side in the journal Cell Reports, for the gene that UI investigators call “Mitoregulin,” […]