Technology Training, Events, and Workshops

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) continues to prioritize the health and safety of our communities, clients, and staff. At this time, CIRAS is holding in-person and virtual events. CIRAS is continually updating our delivery methods and safety controls to meet guidance of public health professionals. Full refunds will be issued for canceled events and to those unable to attend rescheduled events. Please contact us at or 515-294-3420 with any questions.

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October 2021

CIRAS Service Showcase Series

10/28/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Government Contracting Food Industry Iowa Lean Consortium COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: A monthly webinar which focuses on one of the many services that CIRAS offers.



November 2021

Cybersecurity or Business Security? - DIYs for Small Businesses

11/2/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details:  Today, every small business is using some type of digital platform or tool to complete transactions, advertise, store data, etc. Therefore, putting a fence or physical lock on your door alone will not fully secure your business. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) outlines a variety of cybersecurity practices that you can implement YOURSELF. This webinar will discuss free and effective resources that you can leverage to keep your business safe. For more, contact Shankar Srinivasan at


Heat Treat and Hardness Testing

11/16/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: Advanced Heat Treat Corp. and CIRAS invite you to attend an educational webinar on heat treatment and hardness testing. During this free 90-minute webinar, you'll learn about the benefits and limitations of several heat treatments such as gas & ion nitriding, induction hardening, and carburizing. You'll also cover hardness testing techniques, conversions, and more. For more, contact Adam Boesenberg at



December 2021

Information security workshop: Secure your business

12/3/2021, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Place

Leadership Technology In Person Central Iowa 

Details: Technology is changing faster than it ever has, That is creating serious new risk for Iowa manufacturers. A rapidly advancing wave of industrial progress promises to make your company more productive than it's ever been. It also is making you more vulnerable than ever before. Join CIRAS and three Iowa cybersecurity firms for a wide-ranging discussion of the benefits and problems associated with the business in the information age. For more information, contact Shankar Srinivasan at