DES MOINES, IOWA (February 29, 2024) — Governor Kim Reynolds recently announced that sixteen communities have been awarded a total of $8 million in grants to advance water-quality projects. The funding is made available through the Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program, which was created as a part of Senate File 512, the first legislation signed into law by Gov Reynolds in 2018.

First Row: Kaitlyn, Kinley Anderson, Isabelle Pierce, Ethan Monson, David Moreno, Ian Smiddy, Alaina Heim, and Molly Albrecht. Second Row: Shivam Patel, Landon Schroeder, Landon Whelchel, Garrett Polson, Jacob Tegeler, Cameron McDonnell, Joseph Magee, and Phenix Holcomb

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 23, 2024) — The Quad-City and Engineering Council, or QCESC, held the 62nd annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Celebration on February 22 2024.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 16, 2024) — We need your help! You can volunteer for the FIRST Tech Challenge student robotics competitions in West Burlington on January 20.

FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and code robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (December 4, 2023) — Looking for a way to have fun and support local students?

We have numerous volunteer openings on December 9 and 10 at the Putnam Museum, as well as on December 16 and 17 at the John Deere World Headquarters.

These events will support the Quad Cities first LEGO League qualifying events.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (November 10, 2023) — Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high-school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 23rd consecutive year and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to sixty high-school seniors.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (November 2, 2023) — The Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) is seeking nominations to recognize exceptional scientists, technology professionals, mathematicians, engineers, STEM educators, and volunteers in the Quad Cities Area.

RESTON, VIRGINIA (October 31, 2023) IDEMIA, the world-leading secure identity solutions-provider, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT), has launched the next-generation of mobile ID.

WASHINGTON DC (October 31, 2023) — We’re coming to the final weeks for entries to the first-ever National STEM Challenge. The Challenge will gather the power of young innovators for a chance to present their projects at the National STEM Festival in Washington DC in April 2024.

DES MOINES. IOWA (October 31, 2023) — The Department of Management Division of Information Technology, formerly the Office of the Chief Information Officer, awarded $148,960,000 as part of the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant program. Thirty-nine broadband provider-applications representing 47 Iowa counties received a Notice of Intent to Award (NOIA) for applications submitted under NOFA 008. 

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 26, 2023) — MidAmerican Energy recently released a news statement claiming to have served Iowans with 100% renewable energy in 2022. The news release did not mention the six coal plants that MidAmerican Energy owns in Iowa.