IRIS and the University Research Corridor, a consortium of Michigan’s three largest research universities, will make a joint presentation on Aug. 5 to a conference of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in Detroit.

Titled You Can’t Champion What You Can’t Measure: Data on Universities’ Workforce and Social Impacts,” the session will describe how IRIS and the URC use data to illustrate the effects that university research operations have on social and economic mobility.


  • Britany Affolter-Caine, Executive Director, University Research Corridor
  • Kevin Bjorne, Technical Director, IRIS
  • Dan Meisler, Communications Manager, IRIS

More information on the conference is available at