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.
Generation Rx is an educational program that increases public awareness of prescription medication abuse and encourages health care providers, community leaders, parents, teens, and college students to actively work to prevent abuse. APhA-ASP expands the breadth and depth of this important... Read More
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The interdisciplinary GEEMaP program equips PhD students with technological know-how, scientific understanding, hands-on experience, and communication skills that will enable them to become leaders in the fields of environmental science and renewable energy in academia, government, and industry.... Read More
The Geriatric Mobile Dental Unit (GMU) at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics is an extramural program established in 1979. The GMU is an educational program that serves 10 surrounding nursing home facilities as well as home-bound hospice patients and elderly adults.  
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Germy the Germ is a 15-minute narrated presentation for students in kindergarten through third grade. In this colorful course, students will be introduced to many things about germs—from their size to where they are found and how they are spread.
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The aim of Get Ready Iowa is to bring together the best scientific research along with education and support in our homes, schools and local communities. To achieve collaboration among diverse interests requires establishing relationships, bringing people together on an equal footing, and... Read More
The Give Kids A Smile Program plans various events throughout the year where dental students perform dental screenings, apply fluoride varnish and provide preventive dental education.
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The Grant Wood Art Colony, a program of the Office of Outreach & Engagement in the Office of the Provost, celebrates the life and legacy of Iowa’s most famous artist, Grant Wood. After painting one of the most recognizable images in the world, American Gothic, Wood joined the UI faculty. Each... Read More