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main floor of the Student Innovation CenterStudent Innovation Center readies for August opening

[July 16, 2020, Inside Iowa State]

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Iowa State community to migrate online for the remainder of spring semester, the Student Innovation Center’s April grand opening was put on the back burner.

However, construction, landscaping and equipment installation pushed forward. Today, students, faculty and staff are working to ensure the building is ready to open to campus when fall semester begins Aug. 17. Facilities planning and management announced in late June the building had received a certificate of full occupancy from the state of Iowa.


Crews mop the top floor

Construction progress photos


Student Innovation Center to bring student minds together

[Sept. 21, 2019, Iowa State Daily] The Student Innovation Center will provide students and faculty with an opportunity to test out new teaching methods, interact with members from other colleges and collaborate with each other.


Jim Oliver looks over the construction progress

Oliver named director for Student Innovation Center

[Jan. 10, 2019, Inside Iowa State] Jim Oliver, University Professor and Larry and Pam Pithan Professor of Mechanical Engineering, began a fulltime appointment Jan. 1 as the first director of the Student Innovation Center.


Spring demolition will clear Student Innovation Center site

[Feb. 9, 2017, Inside Iowa State] In April, demolition will commence on the two oldest sections of Sweeney Hall and the 83-year-old Nuclear Engineering Lab.


Schematic view of the center's interior

New building will be a student-centered collaboration zone

[Jan. 12, 2017, Inside Iowa State] Construction on the Student Innovation Center begins this year. The glass-encased building will be an eye-catching feature in the west campus landscape.