The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has named Iowa State University as one of six public research institutions that are finalists for its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards. This is the third consecutive year that Iowa State has been named a finalist. ISU is a finalist for the IEP Innovation award, recognizing exemplary initiatives spurring innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology-based economic development. The winners will be announced at the association’s annual meeting, which will be held Nov. 11-13 2019 in New Orleans. The other finalists are Colorado State University, Montana State University, the University of New Mexico, North Carolina State University and the University of Pittsburgh.