The University of Iowa is leading a series of activities to educate Iowa youth about science. The Science Booster Club began in 2015 and has expanded to include fun, hands-on activities for children in Muscatine and the Quad Cities.
An artistic spin on marine research:
Terry Conrad, UI assistant professor in printmaking, joined scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on a research cruise to study foraminifera, single-celled organisms that live in the ocean, and to create related art as part of a science-through-art effort funded by the National Science Foundation.
From KRUI to ESPN to BTN:
Work as a student broadcaster led University of Iowa alumnus Jordan Loperena to his dream job at the Big Ten Network. “The University of Iowa provided me with countless opportunities and resources—to the point where I felt I was already beginning to build my future career while I was still in college,” he says.
Geologic promise in the Hawkeye State:
A research team from the UI is investigating whether a region in northeast Iowa may be a repository of precious minerals that could be an economic boon to the state. The team is seeking to date the underground formation in a region that includes Decorah and Manchester.