One facet of the Science Alliance is to develop a network of faculty, staff, graduate students, post-docs (Science Allies) and undergraduate students (Pathfinders). The Science Alliance will allow current UI students’ access to institutional agents who can offer support throughout their college career, create a peer group of like-minded students interested in STEM fields, and provide opportunities for learning more about STEM majors and research on campus.
Science Alliance Internship
The Science Alliance Internship Program supports underrepresented first and second year students interested in exploring research on campus. The program aims to enrich the undergraduate experience through coursework, mentor matching, career guidance, and creating a cohort of students with similar interests in science and research.
The UI-LSAMP Program is designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM) STEM graduates in the Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) alliance and to build a foundation for greater increases in future years. Due to students from populations historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines being a growing segment of the region’s population, there is statewide urgency to remove the barriers to progress in developing a diverse STEM workforce.
The UI-MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) is a NIH-funded program that supports the academic and personal success of qualified junior and senior University of Iowa students committed to pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD. The goal of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) research training program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., PhD or MD/PhD).
Latham Science Engagement Fellowship
The Latham Science Engagement Fellowship Program was established to enhance research opportunities for selected undergraduate students.