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the Student innovation Center

Innovation Programs

Activate. Collaborate. Create. Innovate!

Get involved with the Student Innovation Center’s Innovation Programs.
You are welcome here! Everyone can work towards building their innovation capacity and that is our goal. We want all students to activate their minds, collaborate to learn from diverse perspectives, create meaningful projects, and innovate to make the world a better place.

Join our Student Innovation Community!

The Student Innovation Community provides students with a self-directed journey that builds their connections and innovation capacity. Open to all students and everyone is welcome . Join us every Wednesday from 4:10 to 6PM in room 2260!

Come to activate your mind

Learn from engaging speakers

Build your innovation capacity

Create new ideas and meaningful projects

Plus treats, drinks, and new friends!

Projects

An endless array of possibilities exists within this building and in the minds of students across campus. Students are encouraged to design and lead their own project with the support of SICTR staff and faculty from multiple disciplinary backgrounds.

Upcoming Projects:

Edge AI
Fact Finding- World Issues
Food Insecurity
Replica ABC
Space Manufacturing

student speaking to a conference room of other students

Workshops

Move beyond the buzzword. Build your innovation capacity through the following topics:

1. Innovation Mindset/Spirit/Dilemma – September 27th  
2. Types of Innovation: Innovation Process – October 4th  
3. Innovation Tools & Games –

October 11th  
4. The Innovation Team – October 18th  
5. Uncertainty: Trial & Error, Mistakes & Failure –

October 25th  
6. Prototyping – November 1st  
7. Innovation & Entrepreneurship – November 8th  
8. Mega Trends – November 15th  
9. Enemies of Innovation –
November 29th 

Competitions

A wide range of opportunities will be offered for students to challenge themselves and put forth ideas, proposals, teams, and inventions. Students must register in advance and can win cash.

Examples of what we’ve done before:

• Student Innovation Fund Challenge

• Music Challenge

• Change the World Challenge

• Food Fusion Cooking Challenge

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Student Innovation Community - 09/28/2022 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Student Innovation Community - 10/05/2022 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Student Innovation Community - 10/12/2022 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Student Innovation Community - 10/19/2022 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Student Innovation Community - 10/26/2022 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Student Innovation Community
Join the Student Innovation Center's Innovation Programs to meet other innovators and build your innovation capacity. Our learning community meets every Wednesday in our project suite, SICTR 2260. Each week, you'll experience workshops, forums, and more with invited guests from a diverse range of industries. Gain new skills and have fun along the way. All are welcome!
One Stop Prep Event
09/08/2022    
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One-stop prep event for engineering students to prep for career fairs! Explore the first floor atrium, Step-a-torium and SICTR 1118 to learn more.
Student Innovation Community
Join the Student Innovation Center's Innovation Programs to meet other innovators and build your innovation capacity. Our learning community meets every Wednesday in our project suite, SICTR 2260. Each week, you'll experience workshops, forums, and more with invited guests from a diverse range of industries. Gain new skills and have fun along the way. All are welcome!
Student Innovation Community
Join the Student Innovation Center's Innovation Programs to meet other innovators and build your innovation capacity. Our learning community meets every Wednesday in our project suite, SICTR 2260. Each week, you'll experience workshops, forums, and more with invited guests from a diverse range of industries. Gain new skills and have fun along the way. All are welcome!
Student Innovation Community
Join the Student Innovation Center's Innovation Programs to meet other innovators and build your innovation capacity. Our learning community meets every Wednesday in our project suite, SICTR 2260. Each week, you'll experience workshops, forums, and more with invited guests from a diverse range of industries. Gain new skills and have fun along the way. All are welcome!
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SICTR Open House
1 Sep 22
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One Stop Prep Event
8 Sep 22
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INNOVATION IN ACTION

See how Iowa State University innovators create, share knowledge, experiment, work together, and challenge themselves to make a difference in the world!