Dare to Discover

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Nominations are open for downtown banner campaign

It’s not too early to nominate a University of Iowa (UI) student or postdoctoral researcher who is on campus this summer for the next downtown banner campaign.
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Eighty-two of the University of Iowa’s rising stars are showcased on banners downtown

The University of Iowa undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars in the Dare to Discover banner campaign are making waves in fields ranging from astronomy to medicine, public health, education and art.
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Nominate an outstanding researcher or scholar for downtown banner campaign

The University of Iowa community is invited to nominate exemplary undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the 2022 Dare to Discover downtown banner campaign. For campus visitors and locals alike, the Dare to Discover campaign seeks showcase the breadth of research, innovation, and creative works generated by researchers and scholars at the...
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UI student researchers persevere despite pandemic challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and reshaped many aspects of our lives, but it hasn’t stopped University of Iowa (UI) students from exploring some of life’s most interesting questions through research, scholarship, and creative activity.
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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.
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Nominate students for Dare to Discover downtown banner campaign

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....
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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.
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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.
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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.