President Wintersteen greets Iowa State's newest graduates as they cross the stage at Jack Trice Stadium during graduation celebration events on May 8, 2021
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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.