Monday, 04 Oct 2021
Keynote: Divided We Stand
"Divided We Stand," Marjorie Spruill, author and distinguished professor emerita of history from the University of South Carolina, will be the keynote speaker. This is the closing event of the Hard Won, Not Done 19th Amendment statewide centennial commemoration.
Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021
Conversations about Carbon
Dr. Bernardo del Campo, president, Advanced Renewable Technology International (ARTi), is the featured guest in the ISU Bioeconomy Institute series. Registration (free) is encouraged.
Wednesday, 06 Oct 2021
Lecture: Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman
"Development of New Magnesium Alloys by Innovative Technologies," Dan Shechtman, Nobel Laureate and Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Light refreshments will be served.
Thursday, 07 Oct 2021
Which Side Are You On? The Question Every Police Officer Must Answer
Dr. Cedric Alexander has over forty years in law enforcement, serving as former Chief of Police in DeKalb County, GA, previous President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and member of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. His talk will focus on the shifting awareness of police scrutiny and accountability as well as share first-hand his experiences with being a police officer of color.
Friday, 08 Oct 2021
Webinar: Defining New Pathways for Culturally Relevant Leadership
"Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: Defining New Pathways for Culturally Relevant Leadership" facilitated by Dr. Fred Bonner, professor and endowed chair in educational leadership and counseling, Prairie View A&M University. Register to receive Zoom live link.
Innovators Forum: Aaryaman Anerao
"David and Goliath." ISU aerospace engineering and ISU Startup Factory alumnus Aaryaman Anerao will speak on his meteoric success co-founding PeachPay, a website plug-in designed to allow one-click purchases for consumers no matter what merchant website they visit. Attend in person or register for a Zoom live link.
Monday, 11 Oct 2021
Monday Monologues series (virtual)
"Fashion Forward: Centering Justice in Fashion History" an online exhibit that confronts traditional museum practices. By reinterpreting a selection of objects in the ISU Textiles and Clothing Museum with a social justice lens, including cultural appropriation, racial inequities, shifting masculinities, women and feminism, socio-economic carriers and environmental justice, stories arise that were previously left out of the mainstream narrative.
Lecture: Residential Design for Health and Longevity
Cynthia Leibrock, an award-winning author, interior designer and consultant on accessibility and aging, is the principal and founder of Easy Access to Health, which offers consulting services in patient-centered design, planning for independent living, product analysis and judiciary witness services. Her lecture is hosted by the Department of Interior Design with support from the Institute for Design Research and Outreach.
Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021
Innovation 101: How to Use the Student Innovation Center
This month's Innovation 101 session will explore the Electronics, Textiles, and 3D Printing Shop in the Student Innovation Center. If you want to learn more about how to get your hands on these tools to start creating, be sure to join in this virtual tour of the shop. Registration (free) required.
RESCHEDULED: Professional and Scientific Council seminar series
This event has been moved to Oct. 19. "WorkFlex: First Steps," Ed Holland, director of benefits and worklife, University Human Resources. Holland will cover: Rollout of the program; timeline; what the program can mean for you; requesting a flexible work schedule or location.
Conference on Civility and Deliberative Democracy
"Energy Democracy: Driving Clean Energy Through Local Action," keynote address by Jon Carson, founder and managing partner of Trajectory Energy Partners.
Energy Democracy: Driving Clean Energy Through Local Action
Jon Carson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Trajectory Energy Partners, a Midwest-based solar development company that works closely with landowners and communities to develop community solar and small utility scale projects with strong local support.
Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021
Workshop: Deliberative Democracy
In moderated small groups, participants will discuss U.S. energy choices and practice civic skills of long-form deliberative democracy. Part of the Iowa State Conference on Civility and Deliberative Democracy. Registration (free) is required.
Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Virtual conversation: Cyclones at Boeing
Aerospace engineering alumni and Boeing employees Kristin Crawford and Matthew England will share how Boeing engages them in innovation on the job, and what skills they learned -- and continue to learn -- about using innovative mindsets in their careers. Registration required.
The Photo-Ethnography of Methamphetamine Use in Rural Alabama
The use of methamphetamine across rural areas in the United States has led to increased "cultural anxiety" about the drug and those who consume it. The general narrative of meth use has been heavily influenced by popular television programs and pervasive anti-meth campaigns. Using data from a two-year photo-ethnography Heith Copes provides a considered, contextualized portrait of those who live in rural poverty.
Friday, 15 Oct 2021
Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Building on an Ethical Foundation
"Building on an Ethical Foundation," Alaina Money-Garman is the founder and CEO of Garman Homes and creator of Fresh Paint by Garman Homes. Known for her award winning blog, Build Like a Girl, Alaina is passionate about the role of women and BIPOC in homebuilding. Alaina is a frequent speaker and podcast guest who is known for sharing deeply personal stories of struggle and triumph in the hopes of inspiring and making space for others.
Professional Practices Forum: Building Relationships with External Innovation Partners
Akshay Sharma, Chair of Industrial Design, will share tips and tools to innovate in relationships. Part of the Professional Practices Forum series. Registration (free) required.
Lecture: Odette Casamayor-Cisneros
Cuban-born writer and scholar Dr. Odette Casamayor-Cisneros is Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. This lecture is in conjunction with the "Arte Cubano" exhibition.
Seminar: The Role of miRNAs in Glia During Synaptogenesis
Join this seminar to hear Dr. Elizabeth McNeill, Assistant Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University, discuss her research around determining which specific micro-RNA-based post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms are used in the assembly and modulation of synaptic connections to shape neural circuits.
Monday, 18 Oct 2021
Seminar: Computer and Information Science and Engineering Overview
Curious about where future NSF funding opportunities lie in regards to CISE?
Campus conversation: Sexual assault crime warnings
Staff from campus offices will join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a conversation about all-campus notifications of sexual assault.
Borlaug Lecture: Aquatic Foods for Nourishing Nations
The emergence of aquatic foods as one of the key opportunities for action in the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 is an important step towards recognizing the potential of aquatic foods in addressing global food and nutrition security, and transforming food, land and water systems. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted is the Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, a One CGIAR entity.
Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021
Professional and Scientific Council seminar series
"WorkFlex: First Steps," Ed Holland, director of benefits and worklife, University Human Resources. Holland will cover: Rollout of the program; timeline; what the program can mean for you; requesting a flexible work schedule or location.
Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021
Seminar: Distinguishing viruses responsible for influenza-like illness
Join this in-person Mathematical Biology Seminar to hear Julie Spencer, Postdoctoral from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, discuss her research using modeling to determine respiratory pathogens different epidemiological parameters and outbreak properties.
Seminar: Trace theorems for non-differentiable functions
Join this Probability, Analysis, and Data Science (PADS) seminar to hear Dr. Mikil Foss, Professor in Mathematics at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, discuss research into a theorem that provides a well-defined boundary-value function that exists in a fractional Sobolev space and has the Lebesgue point property yet requires no differentiability within the domain and allows very irregular boundaries.
One Man's Journey from Sudan, to Iowa State, to the Olympics
Guor Mading Maker is a former Iowa State University track athlete. He competed for the South Sudanese in the 2016 Olympics. He is a Dinka tribesman. A screening of the documentary "Runner," followed by a Q&A with Guor.
Thursday, 21 Oct 2021
Science & Technology Cafe: Into an Electric World
Using materials from the Smithsonian collections, Dr. Hal Wallace takes a walk through history, discussing cultural, economic, and social consequences of electric lighting and electrification.
Seminar: Applied AI, Challenges and Industry Trends
"Applied AI - Challenges and Industry Trends," Benazir Fateh, Machine Learning and AI Specialist at Google.
Innovator Readiness Hardest Skills Series: Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. So why is EQ-i important? It's all about self-awareness and self-management. This circuit will be led by Alison DePenning and Julie Hass, ISU Extension and Outreach.
The Journey of Three ISU Students to Best-Selling Authors
Trent Preszler, Denise Williams, and Carrie Seim are all ISU grads, were Honors students. They have each written best-selling books in the past couple of years.