Members of Iowa State University’s PrISUm solar car team see a silver lining in the clouds that dampened their recent trip to Australia for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Despite rainy weather and a missed checkpoint that knocked them out of the finish, the Iowa State engineering students are taking pride in the fact that they managed to build a practical and highly functional solar-powered SUV—one that, once tweaked, appears destined for future competitions.
Month: February 2018
CIRAS PTAP—Iowa’s Local Link to a National Network of Contracting Expertise
Government contracting is a byzantine business—a long and plodding trek through a jungle filled with complicated regulation, documentation, and new marketing challenges. Sound impossible? It’s not. But no smart explorer launches a trip through the jungle without finding a good guide. CIRAS exists to serve as that guide for Iowa businesses. Many Iowa businesses have known this for a long time. What Iowans may not know, however, is how much knowledge and experience is available to back up the CIRAS government contracting team if the way proves complicated for your particular business.
Did You Know? Information is Power
Did you know that CIRAS has access to several training resources, systems, and databases that can assist you and your business with government contracting free of charge? We’ve also just acquired access to a new system that allows us to see city/county/state spending data, similar to how we can see federal data. Here’s a recap of some of these resources:
It’s Iowa State University Career Fair Time Again
Iowa State University's twice-yearly flurry of smart people seeking employment started on Wednesday. Here's what you need to know if you're looking to attend a spring career fair:
Coming Soon: CIRAS Bringing Technology Showcase to you
More than 30 leaders from eastern Iowa manufacturing companies gathered in a Pella conference room last month for CIRAS’ first mobile effort at showing firms exactly what can happen in the labs at Iowa State University.