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 16thInnovation 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 17thStudent 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 18thPerformance 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 19thStart Something – Fueling Entrepreneurship
We're featuring a series of competitions where our students turn their dreams and ideas into solutions and businesses.
Tuesday, April 20thInterdisciplinary Innovation: Arts, Environment, & Sustainability
Our student artists showcase the intersection of art and innovation by reflecting on human relationships with the environment.
Wednesday, April 21stSymposium on Undergraduate Research
The 15th Iowa State University Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression celebrates undergraduate research activity.
Thursday, April 22ndCivic 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 23rdInnovation 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.