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UNI STEM: Computer Science
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 — UNI STEM programs support deep understandings of computer science This past summer, high school freshman Willie Brown learned how computer programmers do more than just build games and program toys while working directly with a UNI faculty member to find a way computer science could allow them to make new discoveries. As part of the...
SURP student
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Students Assist Faculty With Research Work for Ten Weeks Over the Summer Dexter Cox, a student majoring in chemistry and physics, spent his summer a little differently than most of his peers. He spent ten weeks in a laboratory trying to make something that’s 99.9% air. As part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), Cox...
Standing up for human rights
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education fights for injustice with Knowledge Stephen Gaies wasn’t planning to lead the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CHGE) at UNI, but the idea of creating a permanent center was far from the minds of any of the original ad hoc committee members whose initial goal was to organize a...
Alumnus Matthew Boucher '04 at NASA
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Alumnus Matthew Boucher ’04 has long balanced interests in music and science, a background that is helping him at his new job at NASA. As an undergrad student at UNI, he double-majored in both music and physics. Boucher says that his interest in both subjects was encouraged by all of his professors. “Having the support to follow my passions...
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — A celebration of Wright Hall and David Sands Wright was held last fall. Historical pictures and artifacts from the archives were on display, as were tools used throughout history in math education. Several lectures throughout the fall also focused on Wright and Wright Hall. The Iowa General Assembly authorized the construction of the...
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Ashley Flatebo, an elementary and middle-level education graduate, was named a 2018 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She has taught for 13 years in Mason City, where she is currently an instructional coach and involved with FIRST LEGO League, robotics tournaments and STEAM festivals....
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Tarrell Christie, a digital media production major, won an Award of Excellence (Honorable Mention) at the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts for The Spaceman. The short film is about a young African American astronaut who goes on a volunteer mission into a mysterious wormhole. The festival is a national showcase for...
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Aileen Sullivan, a UNI graduate, gave the keynote speech at the 2018 UNI Science Education Update in April. Sullivan, a chemistry educator at Ames High since 1996, was named 2018 Teacher of the Year by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. The conference shared the latest teaching methods and research with educators from across the state.
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — Gretta Berghammer, professor of theatre, is developing “To Touch the Moon,” a first-of-its-kind immersive theatre production for youth on the spectrum. Its debut will coincide with next year’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Immersion theatre blurs the line between actor and audience; participants are characters in the action from the...
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 — UNI’s TESOL program was ranked No. 6 on BestColleges.com’s list of best online master’s programs in English language learning. The program also made the top ten in 2017. BestColleges.com also ranked UNI’s online master’s program in secondary education as...

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