Student Innovation Center

Completion of the Student Innovation Center, funded through the Iowa Legislature and private gifts, is anticipated for Spring 2020. Iowa State faculty, students, and staff from all of Iowa State’s undergraduate colleges will have access to the facility and hands-on equipment such as 3D printers, mills, lathes, band saws, grinders, welders, sheet metal benders/cutters, and numerous hand tools. The 140,000 square foot building will become a hub for students, with access to “maker spaces” for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. The spaces will be flexible, adaptable to changes in student learning and industry needs, and able to accommodate multiple projects of varying scales.

A flagship facility of Iowa State’s commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship, and experiential education, it will offer resources for planning, designing and making, including fabrication spaces for electronics, metals, wood, textiles, and other media; collaboration space, meeting rooms, breakout spaces, and open study areas; and offices for student organizations and onsite Student Innovation Center administration.

With the university’s strong programs in entrepreneurship, students will have the potential to take an idea from starting concept to start-up business at Iowa State. 


Learn more about the Student Innovation Center.