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.

To get started, use the menu on the left to browse current ideas or submit one of your own.

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

New computers for the Center for Communication Excellence

This proposal requests funding to equip the Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) with new computers to better facilitate more free consultations on academic and professional communication.

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

High-Definition Screens for Architecture Studios: Digital Media Pedagogy Integration

Additional HD screens in studios will enable the integration of new media content into studio teaching and provide continued support for digital technology pedagogy and the reduction of student printing costs.

Recent Activity

Testing Center data/network upgrades

Upgrade the cabling, switches and system security in three of the permanent on campus testing centers to increase reliability, up-time and improve ability to troubleshoot issues.

New Zero Clients for Memorial Union Lab Spaces

New All-in-one zero clients to replace current aging/failing VDI clients/monitors in the MU public spaces including East and West Student Office Spaces, Pride Lounge, Browsing Library and Multicultural Center.

Testing Center Upgrade

Upgrade Carver 250 from a standard computer lab to meet the needs of an ELO testing center.

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