Prepping for SYBAC Day 2018

We are preparing for SYBAC Day on February 13. The SYBAC students will meet state government personnel, ICN Leadership, and legislative officials.  This is a great opportunity for our SYBAC students to provide their technology perspective to key decision makers.


  • Meet and Greet at the Capitol with Iowa legislators from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM in room 304. 
  • In-person monthly SYBAC meeting, which we are opening to the public.  The SYBAC meeting will be in room B100 in the Grimes State Office Building from 2 PM – 3 PM. 

2017-2018 SYBAC Students:

  • Alaina Allen, English Valleys Jr-Senior High School
  • Connor Baack, Southeast Polk High School
  • Lewis Callaway, Clear Lake High School
  • Kyle Cortez, Cedar Rapids High School
  • Josiah DeValois, North Polk High School
  • Austin Grant, Boyer Valley High School
  • Beau Lapointe, Mason City High School
  • Meghna Mallapan, Des Moines Public High School
  • Olivia Moore, East Union High School
  • Cole Mundus, Earlham Community School District
  • Cole Schippers, ADM High School
  • Lucas Schwamman, Osage High School
  • Jonathyn Stiverson, Council Bluffs High School
  • Olivia Tidwell, Sioux City High School
  • Blake Van Der Kamp, Prairie City Monroe (PCM) High School

What is SYBAC?

The SYBAC has been established by the ICN specifically to engage students on a variety of broadband related topics.  The students meet monthly during the school year with ICN's Acting Executive Director Phil Groner and discuss the importance of true high-speed broadband for the next generation. Discussions have covered a variety of technology issues including cybersecurity, digital devices, broadband dead zones, coding, augmented reality, and encryption.