Monday, April 15, 2024

The Latham Fellowship is an opportunity for undergraduate student researchers to develop skills in science communication and engagement. Latham Fellows develop real-world project design and implementation process skills as they:

  • Communicate science in the public sphere

  • Demonstrate the “broader impact” of scientific research

  • Work in interdisciplinary settings

  • Develop fluency in multiple modes of communication

  • Strengthen future career and/or award applications

Students selected for the Latham Fellows program will complete two courses (LATH:3000 in Fall and LATH:3001 in Spring), design and implement individual and group outreach projects, and participate in a year-end event that will highlight their achievements. Upon completion of the fellowship program requirements, Fellows will receive a $500 award.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Rising sophomore, junior or senior standing

  • GPA of 3.0

  • Interested in the importance of communicating science in the public sphere

The application deadline is April 19, 2024. Check the Latham website for deadline updates.

For more information and to apply, visit


The Latham Fellows Program has two upcoming events open to the public:

Information Session on Submitting to the Synthesis Journal 

Synthesis is a student-run, editorially reviewed journal of science communication

Thursday, April 18th

5:30 – 7:30 pm 

Room 56, Van Allen Hall

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9th Annual Latham Project Engage Showcase featuring Latham Student Outreach Projects

Saturday, April 27th 


Kollros Auditorium and Atrium

Biology Building East

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The Latham Science Engagement Initiative and Fellowship Program was established through the generous donation of Drs. Robert J. and Sue B. Latham of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The program is based in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and will enhance research opportunities for selected undergraduate students.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact at the Iowa Sciences Academy in advance at 319-335-5614.