You Can Innovate

Welcoming Innovators Everywhere

The Student Innovation Center is a resource serving the entire university community with unique workspaces and programs that foster innovation across all aspects of Iowa State University’s land-grant mission.

More than 60% of the building is dedicated to collaborative spaces for all students to utilize while also opening its doors to faculty, community, and industry innovators. It provides a welcoming environment where all university stakeholders can find resources.

STUDENTS

Room Reservations

The Student Innovation Center has 13 meetings rooms and a variety of study spaces available for reservation. Each space has unique capacities, amenities, and A/V capabilities.

Join Innovation Fellows Corp

Join a corps of ambitious and distinctive thinkers and dreamers. Earn as you learn your way through the Innovation Fellows program, where you get access to the minds and models of global influencers and innovators.

Makerspaces

The Student Innovation Center is equipped with state-of-the-art makerspaces to support our students, faculty, and staff as they work to turn ideas into products.

Student Organizations

The Student Innovation Center is the perfect space to call home for your club or organization. Whether you’re looking to reserve an office space or host an event, the Student Innovation Center makes the perfect hub for your organization’s activities.

Flagship Friday Forums

Flagship Friday is a moderated virtual conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation. Open to students, faculty, staff members, and the greater community.

Innovation Circuit Series

Delivered by industry experts and influencers, these immersive, topically-linked sessions give students an opportunity to gain expertise, innovate, and contribute meaningfully.

Dash & Sprint Challenges

Innovation Dash and Sprint challenges bring students with diverse backgrounds and expertise together with industry leaders to create and propose solutions to specific problems.

Community Resources

Whether it’s grabbing a coffee from SPARKS Cafe, shopping at Innovate 1858, or strolling through the exhibit gallery, there are resources at the Student Innovation Center for everyone to enjoy.

Student Employment Opportunities

The Iowa State University Student Innovation Center is the perfect hub of activity for self-starters, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Apply for one of our student employment opportunities today. We cannot wait to welcome you to our team!

Read Innovation Stories

Read about the innovation taking place within and beyond the Student Innovation Center’s walls.

Events Calendar

There’s always something going on at the Student Innovation Center. See what’s happening now, register for upcoming events, and list your group’s events for everyone to see!

ISU Printing Services

ISU Printing Services, located on the second floor in the Student Innovation Center, is geared to handle the print needs of students, faculty, staff, and other ISU units.

FACULTY

Teach Here

Apply for classroom space in one of the unique Learning Spaces including the learning in-the-round classroom, a large auditorium, and a team-based learning classroom.

Flagship Friday Forums

Flagship Friday is a moderated virtual conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation. Open to students, faculty, staff members, and the greater community.

Makerspaces

The Student Innovation Center is equipped with state-of-the-art makerspaces to support our students, faculty, and staff as they work to turn ideas into products.

Join a Professional Practices Forum

Sessions for institutional leaders, alumni, faculty, staff, and graduate students to gain skills, solve problems, collaborate, and innovate together.

Room Reservations

The Student Innovation Center has 13 meetings rooms and a variety of study spaces available for reservation. Each space has unique capacities, amenities, and A/V capabilities.

Read Innovation Stories

Read about the innovation taking place within and beyond the Student Innovation Center’s walls.

Host an Event

The Step-a-torium, with the largest LED screen on campus, provides a dramatic presentation space. An adjoining exhibit space, as well as meeting and multipurpose rooms, offer a variety of spaces for events.

ISU Printing Services

ISU Printing Services, located on the second floor in the Student Innovation Center, is geared to handle the print needs of students, faculty, staff, and other ISU units.

COMMUNITY

Attend Flagship Fridays

Flagship Friday is a moderated virtual conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation. Open to students, faculty, staff members, and the greater community.

Shop Innovate 1858

Innovate 1858, located on the first floor of the Student Innovation Center, is best described as part lifestyle boutique, part museum shop. The goal of the store is to spur students in their creative endeavors through hands-on retail experience and entrepreneurial innovation.

Visit Sparks Cafe

SPARKS a 100% student-run café on the fourth floor of the Student Innovation Center. Students are fully responsible for managing the café, and are learning to manage daily business decisions.

Exhibit Gallery

The Student Innovation Center showcases and celebrates the innovations taking place across campus within our rotating exhibition space located on the entry-level of the facility.

Host an Event

The Step-a-torium, with the largest LED screen on campus, provides a dramatic presentation space. An adjoining exhibit space, as well as meeting and multipurpose rooms, offer a variety of spaces for events.

Read Innovation Stories

Read about the innovation taking place within and beyond the Student Innovation Center’s walls.

Events Calendar

There’s always something going on at the Student Innovation Center. See what’s happening now, register for upcoming events, and list your group’s events for everyone to see!