ISU Day at the Capitol will highlight 18 programs

"Innovation with Impact" is the theme for ISU Day at the Capitol, the annual university showcase that packs the Capitol rotunda with cardinal and gold.

President Wendy Wintersteen will lead a delegation of more than 40 faculty, staff and students at the half-day event on Tuesday, Feb. 20. They will share their stories with legislators, statehouse staff and visitors on how the university is meeting state priorities, preparing students for the workforce and contributing to the state's economy and quality of life.

Eighteen programs will be highlighted at ISU Day at the Capitol:

  • Alliant Energy Solar Farm at ISU
  • America's Small Business Development Center, with its partners in
  • Ames National Laboratory, featuring its plastics upcycling program
  • Center for Industrial Research and Service and its student capstone projects
  • Center for Wireless, Communities and Innovation and its focus on rural broadband
  • Hixson Opportunity Awards Program, with current Hixson scholars
  • Iowa State Online, the hub for university online learning and delivery
  • ISU Creamery, with tasty ice cream and cheese samples
  • ISU Extension and Outreach: 4-H STEM programs, and NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium
  • ISU Extension and Outreach: Mental Health First Aid Program
  • ISU Extension and Outreach: Rural Housing Readiness Assessment
  • ISU Kent Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex
  • ISU Research Park, featuring Alliant Energy Agriculture Innovation Lab, the soon-to-be home of the ISU Digital Agriculture Innovation team
  • ISU ROTC programs
  • Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, including CYStarter student entrepreneurs
  • STEM Workforce, promoting placement of ISU grads in STEM careers
  • Student Innovation Center
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory