2023 Spring Field Days (May 5, 2023)

May 25 – Western Illinois University – WIU 2023 Pennycress Field Day

Matthew Hagaman joins Leadership Team (April 10, 2023)
Spring is a time of growth and renewal, and our IPREFER Executive Leadership team is experiencing just that. Our Outreach, Extension, and Leadership Objective leader since the project’s inception in 2019, Rebekka Darner (Director, Center for Mathematics, Science & Technology), will be going on an academic sabbatical this spring. Matthew Hagaman will be replacing Dr. Darner on the IPREFER Executive Leadership Team. We thank Dr. Darner for her leadership and look forward to working with Matthew for the remainder of the project.

The future looks good: 14 new undergraduate interns join IPREFER (April 7. 2023)

We have completed our undergraduate internship recruiting for the summer of 2023 thanks to the efforts of our Internship Coordinator, Dr. Mary Brakke. We will be welcoming 14 new students in late May. This is our largest internship class to date. The students come from California, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

The students will be paired with IPREFER mentors for a summer-long. Stay tuned for our 2023 Internship web page, which should drop soon.