Monday, 11 Oct 2021
"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.
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
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.
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.
"Energy Democracy: Driving Clean Energy Through Local Action," keynote address by Jon Carson, founder and managing partner of Trajectory Energy Partners.
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
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
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 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
"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.
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.
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.
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.