Welcome to Techstarter

Techstarter is the place to champion new and emerging technologies. You can suggest things to explore, like others’ ideas, and provide resources and comments. Suggestions that gather significant support will be assigned to a cross-departmental investigation team for further research and experimentation. Findings will be reported back to the University Community and appropriate technologies will be considered for integration into University systems and/or more localized support.

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The ideas and comments on this site come from individuals and may not necessarily reflect the opinions and direction of their respective colleges, departments, or units.

Popular in Discussion

Integrating 3D printing into agricultural mechanics courses to enhance the STEM initiative

Agricultural mechanics has been identified as an excellent venue to enhance STEM education. Students enrolled in AGEDS 388 & 488 has the opportunity to utilize experiential learning through hands-on applications. This proposal is requesting the addition o

Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer

The Stratasys Mojo 3D printer could be utilized to design and print replacement parts for the various pieces of agricultural equipment at the AG 450 Farm, and train pre-service agricultural education teachers in CAD programming.

Development of a Readiness Assessment Test (RAT) tool in ThinkSpace

This project proposes the development of a collaborative assessment tool that will allow courses utilizing the Team Based Learning (TBL) and/or Flipped Classroom pedagogy to foster communication and collaboration among their group/teams specifically for,

Recent Activity

Veterinary Clinical Skills Demonstration Table and Workshop

The creation of a demonstration table and work space for a focused class setting and specific class size for the delivery if high quality audio, imagery and video recording of specialized professional hands on skills.

New Overhead Projectors in GIS Labs

Replace two old overhead projectors in GIS classrooms in Durham and Design.

Tax Return Filler (TRF)

Develop a software to facilitate tax return filling for international students at ISU.

Popular in Pilot/Review

KURE Production Studio Upgrade

Upgrade of KURE Production studio equipment.

eMuseum Online Searchable Collection Database

The ISU University Museums’ Permanent Collection ranges from modern to ancient art, and includes a variety of different artists, media and styles. These objects are collected, cared for and interpreted for the cultural and educational benefit of the Uni

Dynamic Weather Forecaster

A weather forecasting exercise that automatically grades by collecting 24-hour weather data from Unidata