Experience our 2022 Showcase
Change the World
Iowa State students are rising to the challenge. Voting rights. Accessible design. Innovation in retail. Recycling plastics and turning them into music. Change the world, one class, project, and challenge at a time.
President of Media Sales, Black Entertainment Television
CEO of Bedell Cellars, Best-Selling Author of “Little and Often,” and Owner of Preszler Woodshop
Move the World
This is a day for invention, creativity, and big ideas. Meet with innovators who move life-saving medical supplies to the most remote regions of the earth; innovators using new types of fuels to move us through space and time faster; innovators who can already see into the future; and students who are helping them move the world with new ideas. This is how Iowa State moves the world.
CEO and Co-Founder, Energy Vault
Winner of the 2020 World Economic Prize for Innovation
Partner, Grep VC
Alumnus, Iowa State University
Vice Chairman and Founder, evolve24
Innovator-in-Residence, Student Innovation Center, Iowa State University
Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of New Vista Acquisition Corporation
Owner, President and CEO of DAM CyFly Consulting, LLC
CEO and Founder, SkyCurrent
Make to Innovate
This is a day to celebrate the ideas that came to life. Research that jumps off the page. Creative endeavors that make your jaw drop. Using what we know (and recognizing what we don’t yet know) to build for the future. It’s one thing to dream. It’s another to make dreams come true. Make to Innovate.
Dr. Gopichand Katragadda
Founder and CEO, Myelin Foundry
Author, “Smash Innovation”
Senior Vice President of Technology, Bukalapak
Chief Client Officer, India, dentsu International
Feed the World
What does it mean to feed the world? To ensure that no person goes hungry. To expedite supply chains. To provide nutritious food to all communities. To develop the best possible seeds, grains, fruits, vegetables, and meats. To prioritize health, wellness, and longevity. To meet basic human needs so that we can each pursue higher goals and passions. Here’s how we feed the world.
Business Development Manager, Raven Autonomy
Board Member, Jackrabbit Equipment
Co-Director, Ag Startup Engine, ISU
Architect, Futurist, and Co-founder of Love and Magic Company
Alumna, College of Design, Iowa State University
Dr. Alison L. Van Eenennaam
Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Laboratory, University of California, Davis
2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award
Celebrate all of the innovation that students, faculty, and staff are doing to make Innovate at Iowa State a nationally recognized brand. Innovation is everywhere on this campus, and today, we’ll be awarding those who have responded to the call.