Senior Lindsey Hubbell got a summer job that allowed her to kayak on Lake Okoboji thanks to UNI’s GeoTREE center. And she’s not the only student at the center tackling real-world projects in the booming field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
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.
For Brandon Purvis, undergraduate research at UNI was a career-changing experience. A year-long stint as a researcher with assistant professor of computer science Dheryta Jaisinghani has him considering graduate school after they developed a preliminary system for enforcing social distancing guidelines in classrooms using the revolutionary field known as the Internet of Things.
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.