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:
May 16, 2018
HESS Best Paper Award for iUTAH Collaboration
Former iUTAH postdoctoral researcher Erik Oerter, along with Molly Malone, Louisa Stark, and Gabriel Bowen, and others received the Jim Dooge Award 2017 for the best paper in the European Geophysical Union's flagship journal "Hydrology and Earth Read More...
May 16, 2018
Brian Head Revisited: Outdoor Classroom
iUTAH researcher Jackie Grant has been in the news for her work to create a community classroom out of the charred remains of the 2017 Brian Head fire site, which damaged more than 72,000 acres of Dixie National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Read More...
May 15, 2018
Student Honors for Outstanding iFellows
iUTAH wants to congratulate graduates across the state, and highlight the outstanding achievements by a few of the undergraduates that lined up to receive their hard-earned degrees this May.
Southern Utah University conferred a degree on Donald Read More...
April 16, 2018
Bean Museum Involves Visitors in Local Watershed
The Bean Life Sciences Museum, located on the Brigham Young University campus, has partnered with iUTAH and the Natural History Museum of Utah to place an interactive display in the museum to help visitors learn about their local watershed. Based on a Read More...
April 6, 2018
Outdoor Learning Reaches a Larger Classroom
The benefits of outdoor learning have been in the news for the past few years. Studies have found that going outdoors to learn science connects students and teachers to the natural environment. It reaches these students in new and different ways and Read More...