Parents & Families
Telescopes for peeking at showers of light sparked by high-energy gamma rays have been a focus for Iowa City home-schooled student Liza Casella. For the past month, she has conducted research with UI astronomy and physics professor Philip Kaaret as part of the UI Belin-Blank Center's Secondary Student Training Program.
A summer camp from the UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) teaches junior high students about entrepreneurialism by making and selling stuff at the Valley Junction farmers market in West Des Moines.
The University of Iowa was one of the first schools to send students to study in Cuba. The UI has been able to send faculty and students to Cuba for the past 15 years or so, says Liz Wildenberg De Hernandez, an associate director of UI Study Abroad.