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The Wilson Center

  1. Group of 10 students at BRASA Summit 2022

    Brazilian Students Network at National Summit

    Nov 09, 2022
    The Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership sponsored ten Brazilian students to attend this year’s BRASA Summit, a two-day annual conference that gathers Brazilian college students studying outside their country and influential leaders to discuss some of the country’s main issues and to debate solutions.
  2. Pioneer Weekend's first-place team of five students with their oversized prize check.

    Pioneer Weekend 2022

    Oct 04, 2022
    Students formed teams and met with invited mentors to fine-tune various aspects of their pitches. Read more to find out who participated.
  3. Student holding umbrella with silver tassels

    When Jazz and Spaceships Collide

    Sep 27, 2022
    Associate Professor of Music Mark Laver and students from the tutorial class and jazz ensemble collaboration, “We Travel the Spaceways: Space Chants and Future Sounds," share insights on the project’s inception, what construction and preparation has been like, and what the audience of the final performance can expect.
  4. FoodSavr team holds their oversized first-place prize check.

    Pioneer Weekend 2021

    Oct 28, 2021
    Students formed teams and met with invited mentors to fine-tune various aspects of their pitches. Read more to find out who participated.
  5. The Moth @ Grinnell College

    Apr 12, 2021
    The Wilson Center for Innovation & Leadership collaborates with The Moth Radio Hour to bring a story-telling workshop and slam to the Grinnell College campus.
  6. All participants stand on a bridge together at Leadershape Retreat, 2017

    Leadershape @ Grinnell College

    Apr 06, 2021
    The Wilson Center hosts LeaderShape, a multi-day off-site retreat that provides approximately 60 Grinnell College students the opportunity for self-discovery, self-reflection, and feedback.
  7. Students pitch at Pioneer Weekend in 2019

    Pioneer Weekend Goes Virtual

    Mar 15, 2021
    From Sept. 25 to 27, the Donald and Winifred Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership hosted their annual Pioneer Weekend competition, adapted to an online format for this year’s competition.
  8. Sharene Gould Dulabaum ’22 and excess waste on campus

    2020 SPARK Social Innovation Challenge

    Nov 12, 2020
    The winner of the 2020 SPARK Challenge, Sharene Gould Dulabaum ’22, centered her project around the major problem of excess waste on campus. After observing that many students failed to properly sort their trash into compost, landfill, and recycling, Dulabaum proposed a new system of centralized waste bins that would standardize and streamline the process of sorting waste, potentially saving the College thousands of dollars.
  9. Left to right: Rande, Alicia, Ruby, Luz, Daniella, and Breana at the SACNAS Conference

    Grinnell Students Attend SACNAS

    May 06, 2020
    In the fall of 2019, the Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership sponsored five students to attend the annual Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference.
  10. Sage Kaplan-Goland ’20 Using 3D printers to produce personal protective equipment at the MakerLab

    College Students Using MakerLab to Make Needed Mask, Tools

    May 04, 2020
    Despite being closed to the public, Grinnell's maker lab (MLab) has kept its machines running to support the Grinnell community and central Iowa through the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and PPE-making tools.

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