The Science Alliance is a UI-sponsored collaborative program connecting faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs who are interested in cultivating future generations of scientists. Three overarching goals drive the program: establishing an online network of campus-wide Science Allies, developing a peer leader program to increase awareness of undergraduate research opportunities, and a Science Alliance Internship Program. The Science Alliance will work cooperatively with other undergraduate research programs including the Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA), UI LSAMP, and the Latham Science Engagement Fellowship Program (see details about these programs below).
Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA)
The mission of the IBA program is to identify academically talented undergraduate underrepresented students with aspirations for a research career and provide them with first-rate training that will facilitate their entry into Ph.D. programs in the biosciences.
Latham Science Engagement Initiative (LSEI)
The Latham Science Engagement Initiative and Fellowship Program is geared toward undergraduate students interested in communicating science to the general public and how it impacts our daily lives. Students will actively participate in collaborative science outreach opportunities that engage our community in thinking about science through both individual and group projects.
The University of Iowa Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UI LSAMP) Program
The UI LSAMP Program provides opportunities for a mentored research experience, professional development, and financial support for underrepresented students transferring to the University of Iowa with an interest in a future career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)
CCTS provides educational enrichment and an increased awareness of expanding opportunities in translational science, a discipline focused on moving biomedical discovery into application in the healthcare arena. Participation in the CCTS Certificate will provide undergraduate students an opportunity to connect their research activities to translational science and begin their training in this important discipline.
Women in STEM Ambassadors (WiSA)
The purpose of Women in STEM Ambassadors (WiSA) is to increase the participation and advancement of womxn in science, technology, engineering, and math fields through outreach to the local community as well as undergraduate and graduate students. Women in STEM Ambassadors (WiSA) is a community of womxn wishing to enrich their own lives and also give back to the community. WiSA organizes educational and social events for members while also planning outreach events for the wider community.