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 OSA welcomes both individuals and school groups to take a personalized tour of our on-campus facility to see archaeology research and lab work in action, tour the repositories, learn about archaeological field and lab equipment, and explore our comparative and teaching collections. Most tours... Read More
The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's (Iowa JPEC) Faculty Innovators Program is a shortened 4-week version of Venture School designed to provide University faculty members with the opportunity to develop marketable ideas and accelerate the startup process. This program will... Read More
Dental students perform dental screenings, apply fluoride varnish and provide preventive dental education each year.
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The International Writing Program’s Fall Residency program is the oldest and largest multinational writing residency in the world. With a tradition of excellence that has continued for nearly five decades, the IWP annually brings outstanding authors from every continent to the University of Iowa.... Read More
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Teams of middle & high school aged students design, build, and program a robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Currently, there are over 200 teams in Iowa.
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Floating Friday Lectures are facilitated by the Department of American Studies. All talks begin at 4:00 p.m. in 704 Jefferson Building unless otherwise noted and will be followed by an informal reception. Lectures are free and open to the public.
Twice a year a team of pediatric dentistry residents and faculty travel to Forest City, Iowa to provide on-site dental care services to a group of developmentally disabled adults who reside at a group home.
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In 2008, the Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy was established to expand the public engagement activities of the PPC by providing interdisciplinary forums to share information on important policy-related topics with policymakers and the public. The series sponsors lectures and symposia designed... Read More
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Founders Club is a business incubator, supported by the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), for entrepreneurial students pursuing the creation of a startup while attending The University of Iowa. Individual students and teams in the program receive a dedicated... Read More
The Dick Parrott Free Dental Clinic provides basic dental care to uninsured patients.  College of Dentistry faculty and students serve as volunteers.
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