The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has awarded seed funding through the Iowa STEM Innovation Fund to four programs to aid scaling efforts across the state. This year’s awardees were selected out of a pool of 20 applications. Awardees are the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition; the Iowa Tech Chicks; St. Theresa Catholic School; and the […]

A new partnership between the University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy, the Office of Healthcare Leadership Education and the Tippie College of Business is offering pharmacy students some business-savvy training not traditionally provided to them. Students have the option to take six business courses offered over three semesters that are tailored directly for pharmacy students, with course […]

Rural hospitals using telemedicine to back up emergency health care providers not only save money, but might find it easier to to recruit new physicians down the road, reports the University of Iowa. Rural hospitals that switched to tele-ER emergency provider models saved an average of $117,000 annually in health care provider costs, the study reported. […]

A newly-formed student club at the University of Iowa has raised nearly $3,000 to support creating 3D-printed prosthetics for children, reports the Daily Iowan. 3D Iowa is already building a prosthetic hand for a 1-year-old from San Antonio, and has partnered with the national organization eNable to connect with more kids who need a cheaper […]

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed $12 million to fund research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The grant brings the Carver Charitable Trust’s total giving toward the UI department to $15 million; pending approval from the Iowa Board of […]

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 […]