CIRAS History

The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) is the industrial extension arm of Iowa State University, one of the nation's premier land grant institutions. The CIRAS mission - to enhance the performance of Iowa industry - is an integral part of the history of Iowa State and ISU Extension Service.

Awards....

2016 - Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence, MEP Best Practices, Manufacturing Day

2016 - Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Outstanding Project of the Year, Statewide Training Program

2015 - Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence, MEP Best Practices, Partner Management, Additive Manufacturing, Internet Marketing Strategy

2012 - University Economic Development Association, Excellence in Research, Sustainable Economies Program

2009 - NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MEP Medallion Award, Assistance in Disaster Recovery

2009 - University Economic Development Association - Excellence in Business Assistance, Iowa State University, Business Continuity Planning for Manufacturers

2005 - University Economic Development Association, Excellence in Economic Development Research, Biodiesel feasability study

2004 - University Economic Development Association, Outstanding Project of the Year, Special Assistance

2004 - University Economic Development Association, Outstanding Project of the Year, Partnering

2002 - NAMTAC Project of the Year for Technical Assistance, Prototype design and development of the MCE 2000TM

2001 - NAMTAC Project of the Year for Business Assistance, Theory of Constraints Education and Implementation

1999 - NAMTAC Project of the Year for Technical Assistance, Advanced Analytical Technologies Inc.

1998 - NAMTAC Project of the Year for Business Assistance, Feasibility of Sunrise Energy Cooperative

1992 - NAMTAC Project of the Year for Special Assistance, Iowa Conference on Manufacturing 1989 - 1992

1988 - NAMTAC Project of the Year for Management Assistance, Business Planning

1988 - NAMTAC Project of the Year for Technical Assistance, Productivity Audit Program

1986 - NAMTAC Project of the Year for Economic Development Assistance, Iowa High Technology Council

The Land Grant University Mission

The basic premise that led to the creation of Extension 100 years ago, and to CIRAS 50 years ago, still holds today... Extension is to make the knowledge base of the land grant university available to the people of the state. The needs of the people drive the education, thereby improving the lives of the people.

CIRAS staff are committed to improving the lives of the people of Iowa by providing the latest educational and technical assistance to enhance the performance of Iowa industry.

 
 

Engage. Educate. Embed.

Last updated: 8/16/2016