Students Living Cardinal, Gold and Green

Featured in every issue of the Live Green! Monthly newsletter, this ongoing series shares the incredible and diverse ways in which ISU students work toward a sustainable future. These young leaders have a wide range of skills and talents, all of which they contribute to the greater goal of long-term economic, environmental and social well-being. As we share these inspiring and empowering stories, we hope our readers look for opportunities to engage with sustainability initiatives that resonate with their unique interests, whether in collaboration with our campus, the Ames community or even a foreign country. If you or someone you know would like to be highlighted in this series, please e-mail us with details. We would be honored to hear from you!


In welcoming back students to Iowa State, focus turns to the cultivation of optimism and opportunity for the year ahead. The Start Something Network, kicking off in 2021, offers a collective embrace and effort toward ensuring this optimistic culture extends across campus throughout the entire academic year - bringing out the innovator in every Cyclone. The network brings together every college, offering its own specialized take on innovation and entrepreneurship, with the result of providing students academic opportunities (including credit courses, capstone projects and internships) tailored specifically to needs and interests.

2022-2023 Featured Students

Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (October 2022)

During the 2022-2023 academic year, Student’s Living Cardinal, Gold, and Green will celebrate each college’s commitment to optimism and innovation through their Start Something initiatives, and feature some of their many students ensuring innovative solutions toward a sustainable future. This month, the Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Program is celebrated.


Start Something College of Engineering (November 2022)

With November being so closely connected to gratitude and giving back to the community, this month’s contribution to Students Living Cardinal Gold and Green celebrates the value-oriented and creative solutions that Start Something College of Engineering has achieved. Start Something College of Engineering offers a unique approach to innovation in offering moments of gratitude by envisioning and developing new products and services through their engineering entrepreneurial expertise.


Start Something College of Human Sciences (December 2022/January 2023)

With the objective that innovation emerges and flourishes in a culture in which the opportunity for creative thinking and doing is provided, the College of Human Sciences offers a multi-faceted Start Something platform. One that ensures each student’s pursuit of a unique adventure (and triumph) in innovation and entrepreneurship. Adventure avenues are offered through three main pathways: immersive innovation, hands-on experiences and core offerings.

Previous Year Student Features

2021-22 Featured Students

2020-21 Featured Students

2019-20 Featured Students

2018-19 Featured Students

2017-18 Featured Students

2016-17 Featured Students