The stepatorium in the Student Innovation Center

Live from the International Space Station

The Student Innovation Center's stepatorium was the site this week of a live downlink with American astronauts at the International Space Center.

High schoolers around the world flock to innovation contests

Building on the success of a trial run last year, the Innovation Fellows program and the admissions office partnered with ISU faculty, staff and students to conduct seven virtual challenges for international high schools this summer and fall, showing more than 700 students what an innovation mindset is and how Iowa State can help them develop it.

Hundreds of 2020 graduates return to celebrate their Iowa State degrees

An anticipated 350 students who completed their degrees when a traditional commencement ceremony wasn't possible are returning to campus Oct. 9 to seal the deal. 

Amanda Knief

Amanda Knief

Five questions for ISU's parliamentarian

Amanda Knief has served as director of the lectures program since 2018, and on July 1 she became Iowa State's parliamentarian. She primarily advises the heads of Faculty Senate and Professional and Scientific Council when the need arises.

Most employees' health plan contributions will increase Jan. 1

The monthly increases, between $1 and $23 for many, are part of a university multiyear strategy to keep up with escalating health care costs.

Internships, in-person career fairs are returning for ISU students

Companies are looking for employees, and that means more internship and job opportunities for ISU students. The increased need has helped numbers at career fairs rebound after a pandemic-induced drop.

Learn how to advocate for gender equity

A two-hour workshop for male allies, particularly in STEM fields, will be offered three times Oct. 21-22. It's a guided conversation with opportunities to ask questions and practice skills.

Volunteer change liaison network is forming for WorkCyte Phase II

Recruitment is underway for a team of campus volunteers who will play a crucial role in helping with transitions during Iowa State's ongoing project to modernize its enterprise software products.