Your invitation to innovation

There’s energy spreading across Iowa State University’s campus: a culture of innovation that includes, motivates, and inspires students from every college, department, and organization. Innovation happens here, and we’re celebrating it during the inaugural Ignite Innovation Showcase. Join us April 16 through April 23 as we showcase the collaborations, inventions, and opportunities that set Iowa State apart!

Friday, April 16th

Innovation Happens Here

Welcome to Innovate at Iowa State’s first Ignite Innovation Showcase, where we’re celebrating the energy of innovation blazing across Iowa State University’s campus.

Saturday, April 17th

Student Powered Invention

Learn from student designers and engineers building the next generation of theme park rides and watch the student-sponsored Fashion Show.

Sunday, April 18th

Performance Driven Arts

Join our watch party, no matter where you are located, as our students present films on a variety of topics, and then engage with the creators in real-time.

Monday, April 19th

Start Something – Fueling Entrepreneurship

We're featuring a series of competitions where our students turn their dreams and ideas into solutions and businesses.

Tuesday, April 20th

Interdisciplinary Innovation: Arts, Environment, & Sustainability

Our student artists showcase the intersection of art and innovation by reflecting on human relationships with the environment.

Wednesday, April 21st

Symposium on Undergraduate Research

The 15th Iowa State University Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression celebrates undergraduate research activity.

Thursday, April 22nd

Civic Innovation – Community Change Making

Watch and listen as the next generation of changemakers and artists propose projects and programs that will cause a spark and influence their communities!

Friday, April 23rd

Innovation Everywhere

An awards ceremony will close the Ignite Innovation Showcase by featuring Innovation Fellows Gold and Cardinal candidates, as well as Innovation Fund Challenge award winners.