College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Iowa City Science Booster Club, a partnership between the University of Iowa and the National Center for Science Education, supports local science education by providing a platform for fun, community-based science events. What’s the secret of the booster club’s success? Graduate student involvement.
Former congressman Jim Leach writes in defense of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and touts the organization’s support of “vitally important intellectual work.” The visiting professor in the UI College of Law and former chairman of the NEH says that “the humanities are America's stock and trade.”
UI students Caleigh Bemont and Bridget Blair have siblings who suffered through trauma—one's sister battled a rare brain tumor, the other's brother was murdered. Together, they've founded a new business to provide emotional support to children who were in the same situation as they were.
Professor Steve McGuire teaches an innovative and unique class at the University of Iowa, Fabrication and Design: Hand Built Bicycle. This semester’s 13 students, in their first or second year of the class, represent a passionate sector of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) curriculum.