Activate your imagination

Engage your mind and build your innovation capacity. Discover the meaning of innovation and how it applies to your life. Sign up for a workshop, participate in a competition, and learn something new!

  • Innovation Fund Challenge

    Experience the innovation process through experimentation, inter-disciplinary collaboration, and the free exchange of ideas resulting in a meaningful impact for personal growth and making the world a better place.

    Innovation Fund Challenge
  • Innovation Workshops

    Start your innovation journey with our workshops, designed to ignite creative thinking, encourage problem-solving, and the cultivate forward-thinking ideas, unlocking your potential as an innovator.

    Innovation Workshops
  • Speakers and Events

    Join our speaker series and events at the Student Innovation Center to learn from inspiring stories and innovative ideas, expand your perspective by listening to diverse voices, share insights, and connect with fellow innovators.

    Speakers and Events
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Mindset and Makerspace Tour

Discover innovation through our Mindset Workshop and Makerspace Tour at the Student Innovation Center. This program includes a 30-minute interactive mindset session to break mental barriers and unleash your creativity, followed by a one hour tour of the Student Innovation Center. Visit our state-of-the-art Makerspaces and engage with student employees showcasing creative possibilities. Embrace curiosity during this 90-minute journey, sparking your creative mindset and excitement for innovation.

Request one today!

Every single Iowa State student can become an innovator. Our programs help students discover opportunities and develop skills to turn their ideas into reality and change the world for the better!

Abram Anders, Interim Associate Director of the Student Innovation Center

Collaborate with us

Innovation Programs

Whether you’re working independently, with a class, or as part of a group, our Innovation Programs staff are available at any stage of the innovation process.

For example, we can help with:

  • Brainstorming
  • Prototyping models
  • Collaborative trainings
  • Unique Makerspace experiences
  • And so much more… the possibilities are endless

Abram Anders

Associate Director

Rebecca Nation

Learning and Development Specialist

Host your next event at the Student Innovation Center

Leverage the center’s state-of-the-art facilities for your special events, presentations, conferences, showcases, and more.