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Downtown banners showcase University of Iowa student researchers

From investigating the dark side of the global art market, to launching rockets into space, to discovering new fossil species previously unknown to science, University of Iowa (UI) students are engaged in diverse and ground-breaking research and scholarly activities. Fifty-two of these student researchers are featured in the Dare to Discover downtown banner campaign starting January 1, 2020.

Student research and discovery on display in downtown Iowa City

When Ryan Reis isn’t in class pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences, you might find him conducting research on tumors in Dr. David Soll’s lab in the Department of Biology, volunteering in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, job shadowing an oncology doctor, or engaging with one of two student organizations, Medicus and Best Buddies. “Ryan is extremely passionate about helping...
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Downtown banner campaign will put the spotlight on students

Starting in January, more than 40 undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized for their important contributions to research, scholarship, and discovery at the University of Iowa. The students will be featured on large Dare to Discover banners that will be displayed throughout downtown Iowa City and in the University Capitol Centre through March 2019. The campaign is sponsored by the...
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Student researchers, scholars get spotlight in 2018 banner campaign

University of Iowa students spend a lot of time hitting the books, sitting in lectures, and writing papers, but in between many are also helping to answer some of life’s most important and interesting questions as researchers and scholars. To shine a light on their work, the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED) is featuring 64 students in this year’s Dare...
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Nominations sought for student researchers to be featured in downtown banner campaign

Banners featuring UI student researchers will be on display on the light poles throughout downtown Iowa City in early 2018.

2017 Dare to Discover banner campaign launches

It might surprise you to learn that some of the folks you pass in the grocery aisles at HyVee, on the Ped Mall playground, or out at Lake Macbride are conducting research and scholarship that is changing the world.

Dare to Discover banners now in UCC

The Dare to Discover banners may be down from the lightpoles around downtown Iowa City, but they're not gone.