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.

Emiliano's in Rialto Dining Center
Mar 20, 2023

University of Northern Iowa announces five-day dining venue takeover by local food entrepreneurs

Five of the Cedar Valley's Black food entrepreneurs will hold a venue takeover at the UNI Rialto Dining Center from March 23 to April 3.

Group of BBEA graduates
Feb 17, 2023

UNI and 24/7 BLAC win top national entrepreneurship education award

24/7 BLAC Black Business Entrepreneurial Accelerator (BBEA) and its collaboration with the University of Northern Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (UNI JPEC) won the Model Community Accelerator/Incubator Award at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) annual conference on Jan. 21. 

Energy Trends Workshop
Feb 03, 2023

IWRC to host second annual Energy Trends Workshop

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC), in partnership with the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency (IAEE), announces its second Energy Trends Workshop.

Professor working outside on laptop
Jan 20, 2023

Four UNI faculty advance research following Intellectual Property and Innovation Disclosure Competition

Four innovative ideas by University of Northern Iowa faculty won a cash prize and university support to move forward with their research.

Visitors on campus with safety vests
Jan 19, 2023

UNI supports the national supply chain as the Foundry 4.0 project continues onward

The University of Northern Iowa’s Business and Community Services (UNI BCS) hosted partners from the AMIIC-NCDMM in December.

UNI and John Deere leadership
Jan 12, 2023

University of Northern Iowa celebrates 50+-year partnership with John Deere

UNI President Mark Nook and members of the UNI leadership team visited the John Deere Waterloo Operations facility for an annual meeting.

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.

Nathan Crooker
Nov 27, 2022

Elevator Pitch Competition provides three UNI student entrepreneurs with a cash prize to fund their ventures

With 90 seconds on the clock, 16 students from the University of Northern Iowa set out to prove they have what it takes to sustain a successful business.

Sam Parakkal presenting about JoyCorps
Nov 09, 2022

Working at the intersection of purpose and profit, UNI alum helps entrepreneurs build impactful businesses

UNI alum Sam Parkkal's life has come full circle from his time being mentored at the JPEC to now becoming a mentor as the executive director of JoyCorps.