Students standing in front of a white frozen waterfall

Students experience breathtaking sights of Iceland during study abroad

For most students, winter break is a chance to relax, catch up with family and indulge in tasty holiday treats, but for 17 UNI students, winter break meant escaping to one of the most interesting and beautiful countries in the world – Iceland.
National Geographic "Saving the Monarchs"

UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center included in National Geographic

UNI’s Tallgrass Prairie Center is included in the January 2024 issue of National Geographic in the story "Flight of the Monarchs."
Water ponding around home in Alaska

UNI part of $13.9 million grant to fight climate change

UNI is one of four institutions that will combat climate change as part of a $13.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Highland Community Gardens

UNI partnership grows Waterloo community garden

Forty-eight gardens will grow in Highland Park in Waterloo thanks to a generous grant and a partnership between UNI and the local community.
UNI Campanile with purple UNI sign

UNI recognized for sustainable, green purchasing

ODP Business Solutions, a leading B2B supplier of workplace and technology solutions, has recognized UNI for making eco-conscious purchasing decisions.
Gretchen Steffensmeier in the field collecting research.

Biology graduate student journeys 7,200 miles across rural Iowa to help expand natural vegetation

Gretchen Steffensmeier is on a mission across Iowa’s farmland as part of a federally-funded conservation research program. 
Brittany Costello being crowned Miss Scott County

UNI student and Miss Iowa contender creates coloring book to raise environmental awareness

UNI student Brittany Costello is taking submissions for her watershed-themed coloring book to raise awareness about the importance of water quality.
Energy Trends Workshop

IWRC to host second annual Energy Trends Workshop

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC), in partnership with the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency (IAEE), announces its second Energy Trends Workshop.