• [ July 22 – 23, 2013 ]
    Cedar Falls, IA

  • Presentation: Iowa EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting


Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds to provide keynote address

July 22-23, 2013

University of Northern Iowa
Maucker Union
Cedar Falls, IA


All Iowa EPSCoR faculty, staff and students should plan to attend this second annual all-hands meeting. The meeting will share our progress, highlight scientific and broader impact accomplishments, and feature student research posters. The meeting will also include some outstanding speakers.


Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will provide a keynote address showcasing Iowa’s accomplishments in STEM and workforce development.

Panel Speakers on July 23, 2013

  • Joe Baker, CEO, Acciona North America
  • Rob Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)
  • Lisa Lorenzen, Executive Director, Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF)
  • Dr. Craig Just, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
  • Dr. Brent Shanks, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University


Faculty Mentoring Workshop

A faculty mentoring workshop, Working Diversity: Putting Diversity into Practice in Teaching and Learning will take place July 22 from 1-5 p.m. as a highlight of the meeting. The program will feature Katherine Richardson Bruna, Associate Professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University. All faculty should plan to attend this workshop. An abstract of the workshop appears below:

“Diversity discourse on college and university campuses is limited by its emphasis on representation over inclusion. Efforts to increase the number of minority faculty, staff, and students are not paralleled by efforts to acknowledge, accommodate, and affirm the intellectual potential of minority experiences and perspectives. When we as faculty and administrators don’t answer the question, “What value does diversity bring to our teaching, research, and outreach activity?” we miss important opportunities to connect the social, political, and historical imperative of integration to the scholarly goal of discovery. In sum, diversity discourse and related campus efforts will continue to be perceived and marginalized as ideological until we can understand and articulate how diversity works.”


In Working Diversity, Katherine Richardson Bruna, who received her doctorate in Sociocultural Studies of Education from University of California at Davis, revives the diversity discourse with insights from the fields of cultural and educational anthropology and her ten years of experience teaching multicultural education and researching demographic change and schooling. She offers a practice-based framework for achieving inclusion through intentional, active, and ongoing engagement with multiple sources of campus diversity (the people, the curricula, the co-curricular, the community) that are a part of the multiple discovery (teaching, research, and outreach) missions of higher education institutions.


More details will be coming soon to Iowa EPSCoR website.

Student Poster Competition

The student poster competition provides an opportunity for students to showcase their current or completed research and earn a cash prize. For more information, see Please encourage students to apply!

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