Programs, events and resources for K-12 formal and non-formal educators.
In 2018-2019, hundreds of students, faculty, and members of the community attended lectures focused on our relationship with the natural world. This was the first year of the Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series. The success of the series is thanks in large part to the diverse range of faculty and staff that worked on the committee to bring a variety of lecturers from different fields and backgrounds to the University of Northern Iowa.
Have you ever built and programmed your own robot? Strolled through prairie grasses taller than you are and created a puppet to represent your favorite flower or animal? Designed your own fabric pattern or 3-D statue? Tested your own DNA? If the answer is no, then you must not have attended the UNI STEM Camps. Each camp brings together a small number of campers with similar interests with camp directors and UNI students for 3-days to a week of fun,
Last month, Dr. Ronald Rinehart and two of his students, Tori Wells (Elementary Education) and Tyler Brown (Physics Education), attended a conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. At the Space Exploration Educators Conference, they went to lectures and workshops led by in-service teachers and NASA affiliated scientists and designed to teach educators how to bring the ideas of space exploration into the classroom. Taking in everything they learned from NASA, Rinehart and his students will host one of their own. The workshop is free to UNI students.
Engineering, physics, spatial reasoning, problem solving, and creativity. It’s amazing what students can learn from seemingly simple activities as early as preschool.
The University of Northern Iowa Conservation Corps is an initiative funded through a grant from the Roy J.
Math, chemistry, physics, and engineering mixed with logic and rational thought are the perfect combination for a rewarding career. This is what Dr.
Science in Action is a project of the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE). This year marks the third year of three for the Science in Action grant awarded from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. The purpose is to connect with the general public about environmental and scientific topics important to Iowan communities.
The University of Northern Iowa has one of the largest Teacher Education programs in the nation. Dr. Benjamin Forsyth, Department Head of Education Psychology and Foundations is conducting eye-movement research to help expert and novice teachers become the best they can be.