Outreach & Engagement Programs

At the University of Iowa, we define outreach and engagement as collaboration between faculty, staff and students and diverse external groups in mutually beneficial partnerships that are grounded in scholarship and consistent with our role and missions of teaching, research and service. The following programs are a collection of the university's outreach and engagement initiatives. We are working with the university community to collect and verify additional outreach and engagement programs. Please contact us if you have any questions.
The State Hygienic Laboratory offers a variety of courses to the public online for free. These courses include "Introduction to the Public Health Laboratory System", "Lab Biosafety: Avoiding Lab Acquired Infections", "Electronic BT Workshop for Sentinel Labs", and "The Role of Sentinel Labs in... Read More
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The "Language Disorders in Children: Birth to Five" course includes a service learning component, in which Master’s students in speech-language pathology partner with the early classroom teachers at the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County.
Sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Science, and the Archaeological Institute of America-Iowa City chapter
Edible Aquifers is a 17-minute narrated presentation designed for students in third through sixth grades. In this fun, hands-on course, students are introduced to the layers of earth that make up an aquifer and how the composition of these layers can affect the water held in the aquifer.
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We provide resources to formal and informal educators seeking to use archaeology for learners of all ages, including yearly pre-service and in-service teacher workshops. Our archaeology Discovery Trunks are loaned for free to educators statewide. The trunks cover all periods of human occupation in... Read More
EL Bridge is an initiative by the University of Iowa to improve the quality of education for K-12 ELL students in Iowa’s schools through the integration of ESL best practices in teacher training coursework across subject areas in the UI College of Education. Project staff focus special attention on... Read More
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English@Work brings in community members and professionals to offer career guidance to English and other liberal arts majors
ENTREdays takes place every fall semester, celebrating entrepreneurship across the University of Iowa campus. The Idea Storm competition takes place on the first day and the Hughes Lecture Series takes place on the second day.
The University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business and John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) have partnered to offer the Entrepreneurial Management Institute (EMI), a business consulting service, to Iowa employers. The purpose of this program is three-fold: 1) solve problems... Read More
To address rural health disparities and the environmental and agricultural related exposures present in rural areas, the Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) seeks to promote environmental health in rural Midwestern communities by delivering science and technology-based information to meet... Read More
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