STEM Stories & News

Students standing in front of an APS sign at convention

UNI Physics students attend the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting in Minneapolis

UNI Physics students attended the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting in Minneapolis in March 2024, where they presented their work at poster sessions, as well as had an opportunity to interact with other researchers from all over the world.
Student standing front of his work at conference

UNI Physics major Brandon Schmidt attended the conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials in Dallas

UNI Physics major Brandon Schmidt presented his research at the poster session of the conference. Brandon’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
UNI Good Neighbor Iowa student fellows during a Practical Backyard Tour

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust awards $425,000 to UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education

A multi-year grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust will support student-led environmental health projects.
Samantha Heyer, Geneva Bell and Jerreme Jackson standing in front of research

Undergrad biology research published in academic journal

Geneva Bell and Samantha Heyer took two different routes to UNI, but their paths converged in the lab of Assistant Professor Jerreme Jackson.
Treytun Garcia

UNI biology major awarded national Goldwater Scholarship

Although it took him some time to settle on a career path, once UNI student Treytun Garcia committed to science, he hit the ground running.
Solar eclipse in totality

UNI students journey to eclipse totality

10 students in Tom Hockey’s Studies in Eclipses class recently shared the experience of traveling to see a total solar eclipse.
Jesse Wilcox

UNI’s Jesse Wilcox named to National Science Teachers Association board of directors

UNI's Jesse Wilcox has been named director of professional learning in science education on the board of directors for the National Science Teachers Association.
STEM Festival in UNI-DOME

A week of STEM excitement unfolds at UNI

This week at the University of Northern Iowa is a special one for STEM education, with two big events coming to campus.
Engineering student works in a classroom with a professor

UNI to launch Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

UNI is proud to announce its new academic program, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, set to debut in the fall of 2024.
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."