Innovation Fellows in Training (I-FiT)

International Dash Series 2022

Iowa State University would like to invite you and your school to join us for Innovation Fellows In Training: International Dash Series 2022

The International Dash Series includes a variety of workshops for students to innovate alongside Iowa State faculty and students, and participate in Iowa State’s Innovation Fellows in Training Program.

As participants, students receive an innovation certificate and t-shirt.

 

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Virtual Events

 

Student infront of presentation screen

Start Something

It’s all in the pitch

Event date: July 25 (7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. CST)

Project due: August 3

Awards Ceremony: August 12 (7:00 a.m. CST)

Who can participate: Senior or rising senior international high school students (anticipated university start date of 2023) with an interest in business.

Size of teams: 3–5 students

How to register: High school counselors, administrators, teachers, or EducationUSA Advisors may register their school or center to participate in the upcoming challenge.

Registration deadline: July 17

There are no registration/participation fees charged to students or schools.

Are you the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? Future innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs invited to a workshop on how to create and pitch a business concept. Choose something ordinary, extraordinary, or wildly impossible—it’s all in the pitch!

Participants will compete for a chance to win prizes.

 

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In-person events

 

Mumbai, India

GLOBAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

Your weekend of fame

Location: Mumbai, India, TBD

Workshop Day 1: September 17 (9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.)

Workshop Day 2: September 18 (9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.)

Who can participate? Students in their last year of high school with an interest in performing arts

Registration: Only 75 spots available. Registration opening soon!

What does innovation look like in theater? Our performing arts students have been wildly creative and we’d love to collaborate with you to create the most innovative theater performances. Why wait until you are rich and famous to get your weekend of fame – make your first global splash with us in this workshop and theater dash challenge.

Attendance both days required.
Sao Paulo, Brazil

The School of the Future

Designers of the future, start here!

Location: São Paulo, Brazil, TBD

Workshop Day 1: October 8 (9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.)

Workshop Day 2: October 9 (9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.)

Who can participate? Students in their last year of high school with an interest in design

Registration: Only 75 spots available. Registration opening soon!

Imagining and designing futures can be one of the most important skills in 2022. This innovation workshop will invite everyone to think about the future of their education, the future of our buildings, the future of our cities, the future of our world, your own future from NOW ON.

This two-day creative workshop is set up to explore what you think, imagine and want to make happen in your next school journey. We will explore creativity tools from design and put innovation mindset and making skills to practice. We will rethink problems and create new solutions together, so we invite everyone to join in and share their best school experiences and craziest ideas for our future.

Attendance both days is required.

Seoul, South Korea

The School of the Future

Designers of the future, start here!

Location: Seoul, South Korea, TBD

Workshop Day 1: October 8 (9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.)

Workshop Day 2: October 9 (9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.)

Who can participate? Students in their last year of high school with an interest in design

Registration: Only 75 spots available. Registration opening soon!

Imagining and designing futures can be one of the most important skills in 2022. This innovation workshop will invite everyone to think about the future of their education, the future of our buildings, the future of our cities, the future of our world, your own future from NOW ON.

This two-day creative workshop is set up to explore what you think, imagine and want to make happen in your next school journey. We will explore creativity tools from design and put innovation mindset and making skills to practice. We will rethink problems and create new solutions together, so we invite everyone to join in and share their best school experiences and craziest ideas for our future.

Attendance both days is required.

Ho Chi Min City

Tiny World – Big Problems

Fighting diseases, securing food production, and protecting our planet.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Workshop Day 1: October 29 (9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.)

Workshop Day 2: October 30 (9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.)

Who can participate? Students in their last year of high school with interest in biology, genetics, agriculture, biotechnology, medicine, health, neuroscience, bioengineering, sustainability, and other areas of the life sciences.

Registration: Only 75 spots available. Registration opening soon!

Thinking about biology helps us understand the living world, and so much of the world operates without our awareness, in places and spaces we don’t easily see, feel, or think about. But what happens in these tiny worlds when things go wrong – this can dramatically affect our health and the entire planet? From diseases in humans to feeding the world—learn about how these problems often start and end within the inner workings of cells. For example, interdisciplinary research merging stem cell biology and bioengineering will be useful for developing tissue repair strategies, fighting aging, and cancers. Also, studying plants at the tiny molecular and cellular levels can shed important light on how plants grow and respond to environmental stresses such as extreme temperatures and drought, which can help food security and environmental sustainability in the era of climate change.

This two-day innovation workshop is designed to get you thinking about biology and how processes at the microscopic level of cells and molecules can provide insight into the inner workings of animal and plant cells that may ultimately help improve the quality of life and our planet. We will think about problems affecting us and our world and try to create innovative new solutions together. We invite everyone to join in and share their ideas and experiences as we innovate for our future.

Attendance on both days is required