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Students Heiberg and Maller Present at Research in the Capitol

Picture of Heiberg and Maller next to their poster

PPC students Kaelynn Heiberg and Rachel Maller presented at the annual Research in the Capitol event. Their poster, "Evaluation of Educational Equity Interventions," highlighted the importance of the Equity Implemented Partnership between the Iowa City Community School District and the Public Policy Center Social & Education Policy Research Program.

The research event showcases the work of outstanding student researchers from the Iowa Regents Universities.

Maller had this to say about the event, "It was a great experience presenting our research at the Capitol and sharing the importance of the Equity Implemented Partnership. This opportunity skilled us with how to make an effective academic poster, how to communicate our research, and ways to engage in discussion with policy makers and student researchers. We were encouraged to share the influence research has had on our future goals and advocate the importance of undergraduate research." 

Heiberg added, "Research in the Capitol was a great place to present research for the first time! There were so many accomplished students there to talk with and discuss diverse research topics. The Iowa legislators that we talked to were interested in our evaluation of the ICCSD professional development programs, they asked us a lot of questions and I hope that we showed them that the University of Iowa is a great resource for information on education policies in the future."