Category: In The News

Iowa State takes innovation program around the world

[Jan. 18, 2022; ISU News Service] Education in innovation begins before a student even steps foot on Iowa State University’s campus. That’s the idea behind a new recruitment program led by the Student Innovation Center’s Innovation Fellows Program and the Office of Admissions. In 2020, admissions counselors sought new ways to connect with prospective international students. 

REFORM plays to the tune of sustainability

[October 8, 2021; ISU College of Engineering] When most of us think “recycling,” we don’t also immediately think “music.” But innovative students at Iowa State are collaborating across disciplines to find the perfect harmony between materials science, reducing waste, and creating new musical instruments.

Iowa State dedicates new Student Innovation Center

[October 1, 2021; Iowa State University News Service] Iowa State University recently dedicated its new Student Innovation Center, a highly flexible, technology-rich campus hub for project-based learning, entrepreneurship and multidisciplinary collaboration. The facility provides space for students, faculty and staff to share ideas, experiment and create new products.

Iowa State’s Student Innovation Center held its dedication and ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon

[September 30, 2021; Iowa State Daily] Iowa State hosted the Student Innovation Center’s official dedication and ribbon-cutting (SICTR) Thursday, years after an anonymous donation spurred the idea into existence. The SICTR first opened in August of 2020 but recently held the dedication and ribbon-cutting in honor of the countless workspaces and state-of-the-art pieces of equipment that now inhabit the facility.

Iowa Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

[September 23, 2021; National Aeronautics and Space Administration] NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will answer prerecorded questions from students who participated in Astro Camps across the state this past summer. The Student Innovation Center at Iowa State University and other locations across the state will host watch parties for this virtual event.