UNI alum Cassandra Hayne overcame cancer to become a biochemist.
Oct 22, 2021

After overcoming rare cancer, UNI alum wins prestigious fellowship

Cassandra Hayne (‘11) overcame a rare jaw cancer and years of reconstructive surgeries to achieve her goal of becoming a biochemist.


UNI biology professor Jerreme Jackson.
Sep 02, 2021

Giving underrepresented students a Jump Start

Jerreme Jackson’s journey as a Black man becoming the first member of his family to earn a doctorate degree was fueled by determination and perseverance. Now at UNI, he’s passing on those lessons to students from underrepresented backgrounds.


Preserving a lifetime of research
Jul 15, 2021

Preserving a lifetime of research

A group of UNI students is curating a collection of preserved crabs for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City that will help future researchers study the species and the human impacts on its habitat.


UNI students in the field.
Mar 25, 2021

Saving a species