Exterior of the Applied Engineering Building
Sep 05, 2023

Applied Engineering Building update: Q&A with Lisa Riedle and Ben Griffen

Just over one year since the project broke ground, Lisa A. Riedle, head of the Department of Applied Engineering and Technical Management, and Ben Griffen, project manager for the Applied Engineering Building, discuss the progress on the renovation and expansion of the former Industrial Technology Center facility. 

J Elder
Sep 05, 2023

‘Family Ties’: Third-generation owner of Elder Corporation makes gift to Applied Engineering Building

J Elder has made a generous gift to the renovation and modernization of the Applied Engineering Building. In honor of the company’s support, the large Construction Site Simulation Lab will bear the Elder Corporation name.

Students work with sand molds in the UNI Foundry 4.0 Center
Jun 21, 2023

University of Northern Iowa adds its first-ever engineering degree to support Iowa’s workforce needs

The University of Northern Iowa is launching two brand-new degrees, including its first-ever engineering degree.

Greg Moklestad with $3,000 check
Apr 14, 2023

UNI alum receives STEM Teacher Award

Greg Moklestad didn’t always dream of being a teacher. But after receiving a STEM Teacher Award, it’s clear he made the right decision.

UNI presentation for metal casters
Mar 29, 2023

The University of Northern Iowa presents at workshops for metal casting professionals

In late March, the University of Northern Iowa Foundry 4.0 Center presented a demonstration for metal casters.

Student holds a newly caset bell that says "UNI" on the side
Feb 03, 2023

Students gain authentic experience through commemorative handbell project

Hands-on learning is at the heart of a UNI education, and that’s especially true for the industry-focused Department of Applied Engineering and Technical Management.

Pat and John Van Sickel pose together in the woods
Jan 27, 2023

Alumni gift to Applied Engineering Building honors late husband, brother

Pat Van Sickel and David Van Sickel have made a gift to the Applied Engineering Building (AEB) renovation in memory of John Van Sickel – Pat’s husband and David’s brother who died in 2012 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Jacob ODell with two computers
Dec 28, 2022

Unique UNI foundry opportunity leads to big change for computer science student

One computer science major loved working at the UNI Foundry 4.0 Center so much that he transferred schools to keep working at it.

Technology management student
Nov 29, 2022

UNI expands online degree completion programs to include Technology Management Bachelor of Arts

The University of Northern Iowa has added an online option to the Technology Management Bachelor of Arts major, targeting adult and place-bound learners.