Present at the 2017 ABI Conference

ABI currently is accepting proposals for presenters at the 2017 Taking Care of Business Conference. Next year’s conference will focus on the contributions and benefits Iowa companies make in their communities, the state and the world. If you have a presentation that will leave attendees enthusiastic and armed to with knowledge they are eager to implement, submit your proposal to present at the ABI conference June 6-8, 2017 in Dubuque! This is an opportunity to be in front of business leaders, owners and management teams from across Iowa. Proposals are due December 1. Click here to learn more and submit your proposal today!

Applications open for Iowa Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture

From the Business Record Daily PM on Oct 10, 2016

Many Iowa teachers integrate agriculture into their classroom to enrich student learning experiences and apply various academic subjects. Through an awards program of the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, those teachers can be recognized for their efforts. The Iowa Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award is open to teachers of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The selected Iowa teacher will receive $500 to support classroom instruction, and up to $1,000 to cover expenses to attend the 2017 National Agriculture in the Classroom conference to be held in Kansas City, Mo., in June. Applications will be accepted through early November, and the winner will be selected and recognized in January. For more information and to apply, click here.

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ISU receives $9.6 million to improve diversity in STEM academic programs


Iowa State University today announced it has received nearly $9.6 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to improve diversity in both the professional STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce and academia.


The largest award, $5 million, goes to the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation. Iowa State leads the Iowa-Illinois-Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE), an LSAMP alliance of 16 institutions focused on increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing undergraduate STEM programs and increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate degrees.

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