Program Archive

Program Archive

Innovation Circuit Archive

Short Circuit: Ideation to Operation — How to Turn Your Idea Into A Business

February 26, 2021 — Bill Gross, Founder of Idealab


Short Circuit: Global Innovation — From the Battlefield to Football Field

February 22, 2021— Tilman Engel, Iowa State Graduate 1989


Short Circuit: How to Innovate an Ethical Platform and What Young Innovators Teach Us by Driving Societal Change

Friday, February 19, 2021 — Anthony Sardella, CEO and Founder, evolve24


2-Session Circuit: Let’s Make a Deal with the Deans
Part 2: Coaching and Competition; $500 in prizes for student negotiators

February 15, 2021 — David Spalding, Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the College of Business; Daniel Robison, Endowed Dean’s Chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Dean of the College of Design.


Short Circuit: How to Innovate an Unfair Advantage

February 12, 2021 — Lance LaDuke, Serial Innovator, Carnegie Mellon; Teaching Professor, Music Entrepreneurship


6-Week Circuit: How to Innovate Frostline Soft Serve

February 11 – March 18, 2021: 6 weeks, 6 Sessions


2-Session Circuit: Let’s Make a Deal with the Deans
Part 1: The Art of Negotiation

February 8, 2021 — David Spalding, Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the College of Business; Daniel Robison, Endowed Dean’s Chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Dean of the College of Design.


Short Circuit: Make Me a Millionaire by 40

February 4, 2021 — Jonathan Pearson, Partner, Wealth Advisors of Iowa Jonathan Fox, Ruth Whipp Sherwin Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences


6-Week Circuit: Change By Design

February 4 – March 11, 2021: 6 weeks, 6 Sessions — Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Founder, Disrupt Design

2020 Circuit Series Archive

Innovation Professional Practices Forum Archive

Thinking, Making, Breaking (A)way: The Relationships of Innovation in Pursuit of Great Problems

January 22, 2021 — Robert Whitehead, Associate Professor of Architecture, Iowa State University


Gen-Z: Teaching in the Classroom and Beyond

December 4, 2020Sara Marcketti, Morrill Professor and Director of CELT, Iowa State University


Creating Innovation Strategy Using Narrative-Based Design Methods

October 2, 2020 — Abram Anders, Associate Professor of English, Iowa State University


Intrapreneurship: How to Innovate From Within

November 6, 2020 — Ana Luz, Abby Luchsinger and Priyankaa Krishnan

Flagship Friday Innovator’s Forum Archive

Spring 2021

3D Printing: Bringing Great Ideas to Life with David J. Ross, Senior Auditor at Stratasys

February 26, 2021


Don’t Be Afraid to Be an Idiot with James Waters, COO Basin Holdings, previously Vice President Caterpillar Production Center of Excellence

February 19, 2021


The Last Mile Entrepreneur with Steve Johanns, Founder of Villedge Solutions

February 12, 2021


From Poker to Produce with Clayton Mooney, Founder and CEO Nebullam

February 5, 2021


Innovation as Interruption and Disruption with Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Founder of Disrupt Design, the UnSchool and CO Project Farm, Portugal

January 29, 2021


Innovation in Strategic Investment with Dave Tucker, Senior Advisor for Next Level Ventures

January 22, 2021