Innovation Circuit Series


What is an innovation circuit?

Innovation Circuits, delivered by industry experts and influencers, are immersive topically linked sessions that give students an opportunity to gain expertise, innovate and contribute meaningfully. Short Circuits are topic-based conversation sessions that help students gain expertise in innovation mindset, skills and practices.


Short Circuit: How to Innovate Social Justice

Friday, November 13, 2020

Ramsey Tesdell, CEO, Sowt Media Network

Short Circuit: How to Innovate A Big Splash with Creative Teams

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Jeff Whiting, Director, Choreographer, Event Director

6-Week Circuit: Change By Design

February 4 – March 11, 2021 : 6 weeks, 6 Sessions

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Founder, Disrupt Design

6-Week Circuit: How to Innovate Frostline Soft Serve

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

Sponsored by: Kent Precision Foods Group

Short Circuit: Make Me a Millionaire – How to Innovate Wealth

Friday, 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

Short Circuit: How to Innovate an Unfair Advantage

Friday, February 12, 2021

Lance LaDuke, Serial Innovator, Carnegie Mellon; Teaching Professor, Music Entrepreneurship

Short Circuit: How to Innovate an Ethical Platform

Friday, February 19, 2021

Anthony Sardella, CEO and Founder, evolve24
Moderated by Kevin Kimle, Director, ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative