Welcome to the club page for the Community Engagement Club!

Check back here for information and updates regarding announcements, activities, and meetings.



The Community Engagement Club is for students and members of the community who understand and seek to promote the importance of engaged scholarship and collaboration between the university and organizations/communities in Iowa. As members of CEC, we use an ISU online portal, GivePulse, to facilitate community engagement. If you are interested in leadership, volunteering, and/or applying your research to help communities in Iowa, CEC is the club for you!

News & Announcements

September 23, 2020

Webinar: local engagement for scientists

Hi everyone! The National Science Policy Network is hosting a webinar on Local Engagement Opportunities for Scientists. See the following for a description of this event:


While federal policy and politics tends to dominate the national headlines, the importance of policy-making and implementation at the state and local government level often gets overlooked. Recent events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and discussions of racial justice and police reform, have highlighted the critical role of city, county and state governments. In this webinar, Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL) will discuss the ways in which scientists can engage with local government, and use their expertise and inquiry driven, evidence-based approaches to inform policy decisions. We will highlight examples of scientists who have made substantive contributions to their communities, often without a major career shift. The presenters will also draw on their own experiences working in local government to share in-depth case studies. This workshop is intended for scientists at all stages of their careers, including students. We hope that attendees will leave inspired with new ideas for how they can get more involved in their own communities.


I have signed up for this webinar myself- it looks like it's going to be both interesting and very informing! I encourage club members who are interested to attend. RSVP here: https://esa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEufuqorDouHNNcEpqcDaM8OhxbX1W8nPsb

August 31, 2020

First meeting of the semester! TUESDAY, SEPT 1ST

We will have our first meeting of the semester via Zoom. The first meeting will be a meet-and-greet and Bethany will be available to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to stop in any time between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM!

If you are unable to attend, write in your questions and comments in our collaborative Google doc.


Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 725 264 4473