Undergraduate graduation celebrations on May 8, 2021

President Wintersteen addresses Iowa State's newest graduates at Jack Trice Stadium during graduation celebration events on May 8, 2021

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Iowa Business Hall of Fame Inductee

President Wendy Wintersteen has been selected as a 2020 inductee to the Iowa Business Hall of Fame. She'll be honored along with the other two inductees at the Greater Des Moines Committee’s Annual Black Tie Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. The Iowa Business Hall of Fame honors the achievements of Iowans who have made outstanding contributions to the development and enhancement of Iowa’s business climate.

President Wintersteen headlines discussion on COVID-19 and higher education

President Wintersteen joined a panel of higher education experts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on higher education and how the system might be reimagined for the future as part of the Gazette's Iowa Ideas 2021 virtual conference

Iowa State University recognized for Excellence in Entrepreneurship 

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) presented Iowa State University the 2021 USASBE Model Program Award, the highest of the organization’s four prestigious annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards. The USASBE Model Program Award recognizes colleges and universities that provide comprehensive, bold, high-quality educational programs that train future generations of entrepreneurs.

President Wintersteen featured in national conversations on innovation

President Wintersteen spoke at two national forums on the future of innovation in America, the National Competitiveness Forum organized by the Council on Competitiveness and Promoting Diversity in U.S. Innovation: An Invent Together Fireside Chat. President Wintersteen shared with a national audience, “At Iowa State, we’re in the business of building the pipeline of inventors and innovators ... We’ve worked to open up the world of innovation to all students."

Iowa State University jumps in national ranking for entrepreneurship

President Wintersteen made it a goal to position Iowa State University as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education. Iowa State is up 15 spots to #11 in The Princeton Review’s annual survey of undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship studies. 




Hall of Famer

President Wendy Wintersteen was inducted into the 2020 Iowa Business Hall of Fame.

Innovate at Iowa State

The past, present, and future of innovation at Iowa State University