The Ignite Innovation Showcase is celebrating all of Iowa State University’s innovation and opportunities. And you can join in anytime, anywhere, whether you’re following along hour-by-hour, watching archived videos from the daily line-ups, or viewing on-demand right here!
To view archived videos, visit the daily schedules and click the links of past events to join.
Tour of the Student Innovation Center
Join this virtual tour to see the 140,000-square-foot, five-floor facility and learn more about its unique and state-of-the-art resources and workspaces.
Mary Swander at the Brunnier: Poetry, Farming, and More
Iowa State USASBE National Model Program Award Winner
Iowa 4-H youth hone skills in photography, video, writing and producing during the Iowa 4-H Reporters Program. The youth gained real-world experience as they learned how powerful their messages can be.
ISU Innovation Prize 2019
The ISU INNOVATION PRIZE is an incentive competition at Iowa State University that takes place each fall.
CYstarters Demo Day 2020
Hear from the 14 startups who participated in the 11-week summer accelerator program. Special remarks from Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen.
Open Educational Resources
Learn more about open educational resources (OER). These free course materials support not only our students but also the general community, as anyone in the world can access and learn from the materials developed at Iowa State.
Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
Learn more about Iowa State University Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering's innovative student initiatives.
Industrial Engineering Capstone Projects
Enjoy viewing the industrious work of engineering students as they discuss their capstone projects.
ISU Material Science and Engineering Advanced Alloys Deployment
Extension and Outreach
How to Build a Bird Box
In this video, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, Dr. Adam Janke, demonstrates how to build a bird box. This box can attract a diversity of backyard birds including Eastern Bluebirds, Black-capped Chickadees and House Wrens.
Searching for Accessibility: Lauren’s Story
Iowa State University graduate Lauren Berglund, who is legally blind, talks about the importance of accessibility on campus. She’s encouraged by ISU Extension and Outreach’s initiative to make all extension educational materials accessible.
Finding a Path to College and Careers
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps Latinx youth and their families gain information, skills, resources and networks so these young people can find a path to college and careers.
Find Your Voice: Youth Making a Difference in their Communities
Every year, Iowa 4-H promotes service-learning experiences for youth to participate in around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This 2020 event focused on teaching youth to use their voice in their communities to make an impact on the issues we face today.
Your Bucket List, Our Bucket. Goals Fulfilled. FILL YOUR BUCKET!
You have the dreams and goals. ISU Extension and Outreach has the educational events, trainings, publications, and videos that help you achieve them and check your bucket list
Mingling Wearable Art and Innovative Technologies
Dr. Ling Zhang will share student and faculty wearable art and innovative apparel designs. These products were created using advanced design software and production technologies. Dr. discusses how these technologies are used in the design process to facilitate student and faculty design innovation. Technologies available in the Digital Apparel and Textiles Studio (DATS Lab) will also be highlighted