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Claudia Lemper-Manahl

Dr. Claudia Lemper-Manahl, headshotAssociate Teaching Professor
Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology


Innovation Project Title: Cyclone Science Innovators (CySI)

Cyclone Science Innovators (CySI) was a challenge offered to all undergraduate majors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and partnered with the ISU Innovation Fellows program. The Innovation Grand Challenges incorporated environment, animals, plants, human, social and community health, and well-being. Each challenge included scientific discovery, problem solving, entrepreneurial partnerships, and community education plans with an emphasis on innovative ideas. The CySI team consisted of a director, innovation partner, and 10-member multi-disciplinary task force. The problems presented were designed to increase technical readiness with collaborative thinking and exposure to industry innovations.

CySI task force, Spring 2023
2022 - 2023 CySI task force members included: (back row, L to R): Cooper Hess, Alex Bray, Travis Schake, Bjorn Iverson; (front row, L to R): Brenna Hartse, Ashtyn Jolly, Catarina Almaida, Alyssa Rodriguez, and Callan Randall.