I Q A M E R I C A

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

K-12 Leadership Entrepreneurship Academic Development Center

History

  • Founder and Director of IQ America, Vellareddy Anantharam, PhD. envisioned an educational academy in 1999 and used his innovative teaching tools to help his children excel in and outside of the classroom.
  • He studied and compiled innovative instructional media and methods over the years and implemented these in IQ America llc.
  • Anantharam is an affiliate associate professor in the department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA.
  • His biomedical research is directed toward the development of novel strategies for treating Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
  • He is also the co-founder and vice president of PK Biosciences Corporation, a biotechnology company located in the ISU Research Park and dedicated to the development of innovative medicines for neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Anantharam as a 4H club leader in Story County, Iowa has organized and led Quiz Bowls, Public Speaking competitions, Math Bowls, Invention Convention.