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 Center for Diversity and Enrichment coordinates outreach efforts to underserved K-12 students from diverse backgrounds, including students of color, first-generation students whose parents have not received a baccalaureate degree, and students from low-income families.
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School of Dance offers a wide range of classes from modern, jazz, body conditioning and hip-hop. Classes are offered for all ages starting at children ages 2 and up, teens, and adults.
Faculty in the College of Education are continually looking for opportunities to interact with and provide assistance to local, regional, and state school districts. In the past, faculty have made presentations at schools about various STEM related content areas, worked with students in... Read More
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A Science Café is a public event that takes place in a casual setting such as a pub or coffee house and features an engaging conversation with scientists about a particular topic. This collaborative group has conducted several Science Cafes at Fuel coffee
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The SWH approach is about transforming students’ thinking by transforming the science classroom. With the SWH approach, teachers move away from verification labs and memorization to the kinds of activities, conversations, and writing that real scientists do. Students learn to negotiate meaning both... Read More
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Any student who is currently in 10th-11th grade is eligible to self-nominate for this program, and students do not need to be in a talented and gifted program to nominate themselves. In this program, students conduct scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The University of Iowa... Read More
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Silk Routes: Heritage, Trade, Practice is a three-year project (2014-2016) designed to foster long-term networks of writers in South and Central Asia working in their own traditions, yet united by a common engagement with the craft and art of writing. The project has both in-person and virtual... Read More
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Senior dental students provide dental care under dentist supervision.
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Six-Week Start-up is an exciting six-session program for aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures to get their business idea off the ground and running. This program, hosted by the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) and the Iowa Small Business Development... Read More
Community members are invited to attend monthly Lunch and Learn workshops, sponsored by the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) and the Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Each month, new speakers present different topics to aspiring and established... Read More

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