Itasca has long believed in collaboration between the classroom and our office. In fact, Itasca originated on the campus of the University of Minnesota. In an effort to continue in this tradition of support and collaboration with colleges and universities around the world, Itasca has developed Itasca Educational Partnership (IEP) program.   

This program was developed to assist in putting our software tools into the hands of student researchers and professors. IEP consists of the IEP RESEARCH PROGRAM for students, and the IEP TEACHING PROGRAM for professors.

IEP Research Program

Itasca is committed to furthering the disciplines of geomechanics, hydrology, geochemistry and geophysics, both in research and in practice. We consider it a natural part of that commitment to identify individuals who share this commitment at early career stages; many of whom become future partners, collaborators, clients or Itasca employees.

The IEP Research Program is intended for graduate students with a desire to utilize Itasca software in their research. The student must apply for the program and acceptance is limited. IEP Research provides the student with a one-year loan of the requested software as well as mentorship and possible scholarship for introductory trainings held in Minneapolis.   

IEP Application

Department Referral Form


Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for participation in the IEP Research Program:

  1. Be enrolled in an accredited university or college;

  2. Have previous experience with numerical modeling; and
  3. Research project must not be funded in any way, at any level, by a for-profit company.

Itasca reserves the right to discontinue this program at any time.


IEP Teaching Program

The IEP Teaching Program provides licenses for use by students - up to 10 additional licenses for each current copy of software owned. 

There is no charge to initiate involvement in the IEP Teaching Program when you are purchasing or upgrading software. 

If you currently own a  license and want to begin using the IEP Teaching Program, the software must be current and there is an administrative charge of US $500 for each particular software.

Additional information:

  1. Itasca offers to provide 10 additional IEP licenses for each license of the same software owned, with a maximum of 30 IEP licenses issued for each separate software.

  2. The university must agree to the terms and conditions of Itasca’s End User License Agreement (“EULA”). The EULA can be found on Itasca’s website at license-agreement-eula .

  3. The professor agrees to acknowledge Itasca and the IEP software used in any publication utilizing results obtained while using the IEP software.

  4. IEP licenses will be active for one year, and can be easily renewed.

To learn more about the IEP Teaching Program, contact education[at]itascacg[dot]com

Itasca reserves the right to discontinue this program at any time.