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Outreach & Engagement News

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UI students, faculty make a difference in Mason City

June 5, 2018
The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities is working with Mason City on roughly 20 projects throughout the community, ranging from updating the comprehensive plan to designing murals to developing an aging-in-place campaign. Several UI groups are focused exclusively on the North End, aiming...

UI College of Education brings advanced science education to rural areas

May 18, 2018
The Belin-Blank Center’s STEM Excellence and Leadership program brings hands-on science and technology education to rural Iowa schools. Funded in part through a $1.9 million National Science Foundation grant, the program provides talented middle school students with extra hours of STEM instruction...


May 10, 2018
The Office of Outreach and Engagement awards partners for excellence and service Student, actor, director, teacher, and singer Tempestt Farrar confidently stepped up to the podium Wednesday, May 9, at the 2017-18 Annual Year-End Celebration for the Office of Outreach & Engagement to accept her...

UI engineering students help eastern Iowa woman get back in the saddle

May 8, 2018
Eastern Iowa resident Aulanda Krause worried that her mother, Monna Metcalf, would never ride her horse again because her prosthetic leg rubbed her skin, causing painful sores. Krause enlisted the help of four University of Iowa biomedical engineering students to create a device that solved the...

UI students reimagine park experience with unique adaptation plan

May 3, 2018
As part of the Climate for Change Theme Semester, UI urban and regional planning students reimagined a portion of an Iowa City park as a sanctuary for native plants and wildlife. Students recently presented their adaptation plan for the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area to President Harreld and city...