High school students tackling large problems, present solutions to community leaders

December 10, 2019

High school students from across eastern Iowa are taking the STEM Innovator Business Innovation class through the Jacobson Institute at the University of Iowa. These students have spent months problem solving potential issues in the state and are now presenting their ideas to a group of business and community leaders.

Business ideas bloom in Iowa, thanks to UI and young minds

September 12, 2019

Mike Kuennen, a teacher at New Hampton High School, helped his students come to a solution by drawing on the lessons he learned through STEM Innovator created by the University of Iowa's Jacobson Institute. The group of high school students decided to start their own business, a portable drive-in movie theater, to give people something to do on summer evenings.

Buchanan earns STEM Innovator certification

February 28, 2018

Jason Buchanan, Kenston Forest School Director of Technology, has completed the STEM Innovator Teach Certification from The University of Iowa. Read more online.

Collaboration Stems from University Program

November 1, 2016

The University of Iowa’s Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship and the Colleges of Education and Engineering have teamed up to create the STEM Innovator program. The program's goal is to aid K-12 teachers in instilling entrepreneurial mindsets in their students.

UI Partners with US Patent and Trademark Office to Expand STEM Training for High School Teachers

October 21, 2016

The University of Iowa’s STEM Innovator program and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have partnered up to help secondary school teachers and students understand the connections between innovation, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property.

UI Program Explores the Science of Art

June 22, 2016

Leslie Flynn, a University of Iowa chemist, helped out a family of artists in Iowa City, then ended up inviting them to be a part of the STEM Innovator program. The program helps teachers learn new ways to educate their students about science and innovation.

UI Helps High School Students Hatch New Business Ideas

June 17, 2016

Juston Lamb, a high school teacher from Pekin, Iowa, attended a STEM Innovator program at the University of Iowa in 2013 and 2014.

Tech Group Names Women of Innovation Awards Finalists

October 16, 2014

The Technology Association of Iowa named the 45 finalists for their 10 categories of the seventh annual Women of Innovation awards.

UI Among Groups Awarded Grant to Design New STEM Course

December 19, 2014

An Iowa Governor’s STEM Center grant has been awarded to the University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, several school districts, and 25 STEM business and industry leaders.

Media Advisory: Top Iowa High School Students Learn Entrepreneurial Skills, Create Apps at UI Summer Camp

July 2, 2014

Twenty high school students from across Iowa are coming to the University of Iowa for the Innovation Institute program. The program teaches the students how to create their own apps and give them the opportunity to win seed money.