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What Is Actuarial Science?

Becoming an actuary could be the best choice for your career. But what is actuarial science? We have an overview to help you out!
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FIRST Robotics Competition returns to UNI-Dome, igniting STEM excitement

After two years of abnormal competition, the FIRST Robotics Competition returned to UNI with a bang, affirming UNI’s commitment to all things STEM.
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Featuring our Faculty: Dheryta Jaisinghani

In her relatively short time at UNI, Dheryta Jaisinghani has already made a considerable impact on her students’ lives — finding unique, new ways to involve them in research, and teaching them to be better scientists along the way.
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Two UNI alums featured in national Women in STEM exhibit

In honor of Women’s History Month, a new exhibit to celebrate Women in STEM is on display at the National Mall in Washington DC.  Out of 120 women featured in the exhibit, two of the women are graduates of UNI – both hailing from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Dr. Jennifer Stimpson (Chemistry M.A., 1996) and Dr. Raychelle Burks (Chemistry B.S., 2001).
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UNI Department of Technology changes name to Department of Applied Engineering and Technical Management

The new year brings a re-envisioned future for the University of Northern Iowa’s most industry-focused department – solidifying UNI’s commitment to bolstering Iowa’s workforce in some of the fastest growing fields. Formerly known as the Department of Technology, UNI is pleased to announce that the department has changed its name to the Department of Applied Engineering and Technical Management, effective immediately.
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Our Featured Faculty: Tim Kidd

It's easy to call Professor Tim Kidd busy. From working with NASA and the Department of Energy, to creating new courses, serving on United Faculty and publishing over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles, he keeps his calendar very full. 
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UNI Society of Physics students earn 2021 Outstanding Chapter Award

The UNI chapter of the Society of Physics Students has received a 2021 Outstanding Chapter Award from the Society of Physics Students National Council. This award is typically received by less that 15% of all SPS chapters across the nation. This year, this honor has been bestowed on just 80 of 844 chapters.

Shaping Tomorrow's Workforce

$44.8 million renovation of the UNI Industrial Technology Center will prepare future manufacturing, construction, technology education workforce The effort to modernize the facility housing the Department of Technology culminated in a major milestone in the summer of 2020.