Posts under Category: Education and Outreach

  • Iowa Agriculture Literacy Workshops Wrap Up for the Summer
    [August 10, 2015]

    BY ZACH DAHL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation has wrapped up its summer 2015 workshops and has distributed curriculum and lesson plans to more than one hundred teachers. These workshops, funded in part by the Energy Center, were designed to educate teachers on the importance of energy and agriculture. The most recent workshop was held [...] Read More

  • Board of Education Adopts New Science Standards
    [August 7, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Earlier this week the Iowa Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt new science curriculum standards. These standards set expectations for what K-12 students should know in the various fields of science. Importantly, the Board of Education has made engineering a requirement rather than elective, and also has included climate [...] Read More

  • Topics Released for SBIR and STTR Grant Opportunity
    [August 6, 2015]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science plans to announce a funding opportunity on August 17, for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Under this grant opportunity, DOE will seek applications for funding directed toward FY16 Phase I projects. SBIR and STTR are U.S. Government programs [...] Read More

  • ERS Facility Plays Host to Energy and Environment Roundtable
    [July 31, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Earlier this week the Iowa Energy Center’s Energy Resource Station (ERS) hosted a roundtable discussion at their location in Ankeny. The topic of this discussion, energy and the environment, brought in dozens of people from central Iowa and around the country. Notable guests included the President of NextGen Climate, Tom [...] Read More

  • Community Solar Webinar Coming July 29
    [July 24, 2015]

    BY LEIGH NELSON | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Iowa Energy Center is sponsoring a webinar being hosted by the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) on the topic of community solar. Join us July 29 at noon for a 1-hour presentation featuring experts from municipal utilities and electric cooperatives as [...] Read More

  • Advisory Council Teleconference July 10, 2015
    [July 7, 2015]

    The Iowa Energy Center advisory council will hold a teleconference on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss work scope for the Community College Workforce Development Pilot Project Proposal, submitted by Theresa Umscheid, Assistant Director of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium. The agenda is provided below. Advisory Council Agenda.pdf  Open Public Meeting To [...] Read More