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:
March 15, 2018
Citizen Science Project to Improve Utah Lake
iUTAH researcher Erin Jones helped lead a citizen water sampling effort to study and assess rivers and streams that lead into Utah Lake. Aimed at identifying the source of pollutants, this first project involved roughly 150 participants on March Read More...
March 14, 2018
USU's Nancy Huntly Named Ecological Society of America Fellow
iUTAH researcher Nancy Huntly, professor and director of the Ecology Center at Utah State University, have been named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. She will be one of 28 honorees formally recognized by the ESA, the world’s Read More...
February 14, 2018
Traineeship Students Gain Real Skills
There are many internship opportunities for students at all levels found throughout the Utah educational system. iUTAH traineeships offered between 2013 and the present provided something different. “We knew we had students on the research-oriented Read More...
January 17, 2018
Cross-Campus Collaborations Bring Classrooms Together
One of the hallmarks of the iUTAH project has been collaboration between campuses across the state. Throughout the past five years, researchers have shared ideas, equipment, and even students. This spirit of sharing has led to the development of a number Read More...
December 20, 2017
WSU Symposium Showcases Student Research
Amid the hectic schedule of finals week, some Weber State University students made time in their busy schedules to present their research findings from participation in iUTAH’s summer iFellows undergraduate research fellowship program and Read More...