Community of Undergraduates and Graduates Advocating Research (COUGAR)

This project will showcase the research experiences of undergraduate and graduate students across campus by means of a short film. The format will be parallel to the personal narrative that undergraduates experience as they matriculate into the academic research culture. The narrative will showcase introductions to research, finding a compatible research group, facing challenges and overcoming them, and forging a path in your research. The topic of research funding will also be addressed in an informative manner. The video will help the audience create a connection between the personal narratives of researchers and the results that are produced during the research process. Ultimately, we hope to send the message that there are real people behind the incredible science at the University of Iowa.