Center and Institute Guidelines

Amassing Critical Thinking To Tackle Society’s Challenges

One of the keys to discovering creative and effective solutions to society’s greatest challenges is fostering an environment of collaboration – within and across disciplines – that fuels greater innovation.

Iowa State is home to numerous centers, institutes, and initiatives that are dedicated to supporting scholarly excellence and facilitating cutting-edge research. Learn more about these centers, institutes, and initiatives below by exploring the grand societal challenge that each set of resources primarily supports.

Healthy Lives


Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

Data-Driven Discovery

Global Citizens