Education, Outreach & Diversity
iUTAH Education, Outreach and Diversity (EOD) strives to engage a diverse group of Utah citizens with iUTAH concepts and research. Through a variety of programs and activities, iUTAH EOD partners expose participants to water sustainability issues, and work to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the state. iUTAH EOD is committed to promoting and strengthening STEM education in order to build an inclusive and diverse water-wise and STEM-literate workforce of tomorrow.
Education and Outreach Programs:
Summer Research Institute
A program for teachers, undergraduates and high school students to spend a week performing real research investigating the interaction of urban and natural areas in the Bear River Watershed. Along with learning something new they contribute thier findings to the bigger picture of water sustainability along the Wasatch Front.
iFellows Undergraduate Program
The iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from all Utah institutions of higher learning to gain first hand research experience working with researchers associated with the iUTAH project.
Education and Outreach News:
October 5, 2017
Classroom Lesson Leads to Publication
Former iUTAH postdoctoral researcher Erik Oerter has collaborated with Molly Malone, Louisa Stark, and Gabriel Bowen, and others to publish the paper “Every apple has a voice” in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, a Read More...
August 25, 2017
iUTAH Symposium Celebrates Five Years of Successes
The final iUTAH Annual Symposium and Summer All-Hands meeting was held over two-days, July 13 -14, on the campus of Utah State University in Logan UT. It was a time for reflection, sharing of successes and outcomes, and celebrating five years of Read More...
August 11, 2017
iUTAH Supports New Green Roof Display on USU Campus
Middle school students and teachers from the USU STARS! GEAR UP program compared water runoff from traditional verses green roof materials. Credit: Dennis Hinkamp/Utah State University
Middle school students and teachers from across the state were the Read More...
August 8, 2017
Engaging Community in Watershed Education at Utah Lake Festival
“Do you know what a watershed is?” This is the question asked of nearly 800 people by Erin Jones, Dylan Dalstrop, and Scott Collins who together ran an iUTAH/Brigham Young University booth during this year’s Utah Lake Read More...
July 20, 2017
Undergraduate Student Research to Sustain Utah's Water Future
15 undergraduate student researchers participated in the 2017 iFellows program
The iFellows program is an 11-week research experience program for undergraduates. For the past five years, a large number of students apply in early spring from Read More...