Innovators of Iowa State

The Innovators of Iowa State video series showcases renowned faculty scientists who are deeply engaged in innovative, creative and meaningful research. In the videos, faculty innovators share with President Wintersteen their passion for addressing societal challenges and making a difference for Iowans and the world.

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A culture of innovation

Explore more about Iowa State’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship and how students from every major get their creative juices flowing.

A third crop for Iowa?

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Drier years may be on the horizon for agriculture. Enter the spirit of innovation and collaboration. President Wintersteen visits with Patrick Schnable, distinguished professor of agronomy, in a field of proso millet, an extremely water-efficient crop that may fare well in the drier years ahead.

High-Yield Digital Ag

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President Wintersteen visits with Matt Darr, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, about how Iowa State’s Digital Agriculture team forges industry partnerships that unleash innovation that directly benefits farmers — so they can work smarter, every day.

Tiny, Mighty Health Boosters

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Nanovaccine Institute researchers envision a healthier world made possible by supersizing the potential of powerful particles.

The Breath of Life

The easy breathing of a newborn calf and the peaceful inhale and exhale of a child are reassuring sounds. President Wintersteen visits the labs of Jodi McGill, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, who works to better equip these young immune systems to fight off respiratory diseases.

Batteries of Tomorrow

Iowa State University is home to one of the world’s most advanced battery research programs. No other university has the innovative and unique research capabilities found in the labs of Steve Martin, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, University Professor and professor of materials science and engineering. See how Dr. Martin’s research advances will keep your cell phone or car battery going and going – longer than ever before.