STEM

Kate Mostek holding a firework in a store

Fireworks obsession sparks chemistry passion for UNI student

When the average person looks at a fireworks display, they probably aren’t thinking of the chemistry concepts behind the fiery spectacle. But that’s exactly what UNI senior chemistry major Kate Mostek does. Since her parents run a fireworks business, she has extensive knowledge of what it takes to put on an impressive show.
Tanzeel Rehman presenting “IoT in the Air: Thread-Enabled Flying IoT Network for Indoor Environments"

Indoor drone research takes flight for UNI student

For Tanzeel Ur Rehman, his year-long undergraduate research project involved flying small drones the size of half of the palm of someone’s hand
Manufacturing student at TechWorks

UNI, Cedar Valley Makers and Hawkeye Community College will celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6

The University of Northern Iowa, Hawkeye Community College and the Cedar Valley Makers will celebrate Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 6.
Two men walking in Daryl Smith Prairie

University of Northern Iowa to celebrate 50 years of prairie during Iowa Prairie Heritage Week

Join the Tallgrass Prairie Center and the University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Biology to celebrate 50 years of prairie at UNI. 
Blaine and Brianna Williams with research posters at Summer Undergraduate Research Program Symposium

Sibling duo takes on undergraduate research at UNI

Conducting summer undergraduate research can be considered a rite of passage for students studying the sciences at the University of Northern Iowa. 
Chemurgy 2.0

Meeting human needs from things that grow

Researchers from UNI will play a critical role in a five-year $20 million grant to position Iowa as a leader in advanced biomanufacturing.
Students work with sand molds in the UNI Foundry 4.0 Center

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.
Man and woman working at computers

UNI offers computer science professional development for hundreds of educators

Approximately 300 educators from all around Iowa will gather on the UNI campus in June for a week of computer science professional development.