public engagement


Priest recognized for public history of offshore oil industry

At the Celebrating Excellence: Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, Richard Tyler Priest won the Distinguished Achievement in Publicly Engaged Research Award—and for good reason.

State Hygienic Laboratory serves the public through testing, analyses

Since 1904 the State Hygienic Laboratory has operated as Iowa’s public health laboratory, helping Iowans in all 99 counties by testing and screening for infectious diseases and environmental contaminants.

Public Policy Center shares information to help Iowans thrive

From vehicle safety and environmental policy to housing needs assessments, the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) seeks to make academic research widely accessible to policy makers and the general public. The center hosts symposiums, brings in speakers, and supports interdisciplinary research and education across campus. “We do applied research—research that’s happening in the real...

Get to Know: The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist

John F. Doershuk, Ph.D., is the State Archaeologist and Director of the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA), as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. In this Q&A he offers a glimpse into OSA, part of the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development—what it is, what it does, and why it matters. Tell us a little...

UI to sponsor Untraditional Startathon for women, minority entrepreneurs

Although Forbes has named Iowa one of the best places in the nation to do business, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Bloomberg News said in 2014 that African Americans and women in the state still struggle to succeed in business here. To help turn the tide, the University of Iowa and UI Partners, part of the UI Office of Research and Economic Development, are sponsoring an Untraditional...