Program Archive

Program Archive

Flagship Friday Innovator’s Forum Archive

Fall 2020

Innovation Circuit Archive

Short Circuit: Global Innovation — From the Battlefield to Football Field

February 22, 2021— Tilman Engel, Iowa State Graduate 1989


Short Circuit: How to Innovate an Ethical Platform and What Young Innovators Teach Us by Driving Societal Change

Friday, February 19, 2021 — Anthony Sardella, CEO and Founder, evolve24


2-Session Circuit: Let’s Make a Deal with the Deans
Part 2: Coaching and Competition; $500 in prizes for student negotiators

February 15, 2021 — David Spalding, Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the College of Business; Daniel Robison, Endowed Dean’s Chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Dean of the College of Design.


Short Circuit: How to Innovate an Unfair Advantage

February 12, 2021 — Lance LaDuke, Serial Innovator, Carnegie Mellon; Teaching Professor, Music Entrepreneurship


6-Week Circuit: How to Innovate Frostline Soft Serve

February 11 – March 18, 2021: 6 weeks, 6 Sessions


2-Session Circuit: Let’s Make a Deal with the Deans
Part 1: The Art of Negotiation

February 8, 2021 — David Spalding, Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the College of Business; Daniel Robison, Endowed Dean’s Chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Dean of the College of Design.


Short Circuit: Make Me a Millionaire by 40

February 4, 2021 — Jonathan Pearson, Partner, Wealth Advisors of Iowa Jonathan Fox, Ruth Whipp Sherwin Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences


6-Week Circuit: Change By Design

February 4 – March 11, 2021: 6 weeks, 6 Sessions — Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Founder, Disrupt Design

2020 Circuit Series Archive

Innovation Professional Practices Forum Archive

Innovation Beyond Conventional Institutional Boundaries: A Conversation with Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University

April 2, 2021 — Hosted by Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen. Co-moderated by Professor Abram Anders, Director of Iowa State University Writing Program, and Karen Kerns, Director of Innovation Programming and Entrepreneur in Residence


Differentiating Our Story: Faculty and Staff Innovations in Recruitment

March 5, 2021 — Featuring: Jorge Calderon, Jennifer Johnson, Ana Luz, Linda Niehm, Meredith Francom, Karen Kerns, and Andy Zehr


Thinking, Making, Breaking (A)way: The Relationships of Innovation in Pursuit of Great Problems

January 22, 2021 — Robert Whitehead, Associate Professor of Architecture, Iowa State University


Gen-Z: Teaching in the Classroom and Beyond

December 4, 2020Sara Marcketti, Morrill Professor and Director of CELT, Iowa State University


Creating Innovation Strategy Using Narrative-Based Design Methods

October 2, 2020 — Abram Anders, Associate Professor of English, Iowa State University


Intrapreneurship: How to Innovate From Within

November 6, 2020 — Ana Luz, Abby Luchsinger and Priyankaa Krishnan