Friday, September 6, 2019

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Starting in early 2020, undergraduate and graduate student researchers will be featured on banners throughout downtown Iowa City.

For campus visitors and locals alike, the Dare to Discover campaign seeks showcase the breadth of research, innovation, and creative works generated by student researchers and scholars at the University of Iowa. This is the third year for the student-focused campaign.

“Getting involved in research as a student can be a transformative experience,” said Marty Scholtz, Vice President for Research, who started his research career as an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “Through this campaign, our office is proud to celebrate outstanding University of Iowa students who are advancing their futures by engaging in research and discovery.”

Faculty, staff, and fellow students are encouraged to nominate student researchers for the campaign via a nomination form. Nominations are due by October 7, 2019. Limited space is available.

Nominations of students from diverse backgrounds and that represent a range of disciplines, especially the arts and humanities, are encouraged. The Office of the Vice President for Research sponsors the project.

Students researchers who are selected for the campaign will be notified in November. The banners will go up in early January 2020 and remain in place through mid-March.

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides researchers and scholars with resources, guidance, and inspiration to secure funding, collaborate, innovate, and forge frontiers of discovery that benefit everyone. More at, and on Twitter: @DaretoDiscover.