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Outreach & Engagement News

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Aiming for nationwide buzz

June 28, 2018
As a third class of Mandela Fellows attends the Young African Leaders Initiative held at the University of Iowa, 2017 YALI attendee Isaac Quaidoo is building on his experience in Iowa, taking a new, more ambitious view of his honey and bee product business in Ghana.

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...