Current SLIS Student Selected to Participate in 2019 Graduate Institute

Second-year SLIS student Micaela Terronez was selected to participate in the 2019 Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy, which will take place January 7–10, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

The Obermann Graduate Institute is a 3 1/2-day interdisciplinary institute in which UI graduate students from across campus and at any point in their graduate studies explore how public engagement can enhance teaching, research, and creative work.

By the end of the Institute, participants will be familiar with the history of public engagement, current trends, and be able to both differentiate between and apply various modes of engagement to teaching and research projects.

Graduates of the program tell us that the Institute helped them to develop a cohort of like-minded colleagues and mentors while at the University of Iowa. Many have reported that the experience and familiarity with public engagement helped them to secure job interviews, some of which translated into positions that include strong engagement components. Selected students are named Obermann Graduate Fellows and earn a $400 stipend at the end of the Institute.

For the full list of participants and more information, click here.