Faculty & Staff
Programs, events and resources for UNI Faculty and Staff.
Welcome to the STEM at UNI website, portal to all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics related at the University of Nothern Iowa. Use the menu to the left to navigate. Many links will connect you to STEM content within other sections of the UNI website. Bookmark stemed.uni.edu. Please submit comments and suggestions through our contact page.
Math, chemistry, physics, and engineering mixed with logic and rational thought are the perfect combination for a rewarding career. This is what Dr.
Jaclyn Miller is a University of Northern Iowa Junior in Mathematics Education. In 3rd grade she decided that she wanted to be a teacher. “Many kids want to be teachers when they are little. Many grow out of this. I never did,” Jaclyn said.
She came to UNI because she liked the size and felt very comfortable when she came for a campus visit. She wanted a school larger than her high school but not so big that she felt like she would get lost in a crowd. UNI has given her this and so much more.
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.
From the University of Northern Iowa campus to the University of Minnesota to African savannas, UNI Alumna, Sarah Huebner is living her life to the fullest. “I wanted to feel like I was making a difference in the world. I wanted a job that made me excited to get out of bed and go to work every day, and being an ecologist, I definitely feel that,” she says.
Undergraduate research has played a key role in the experience and success of University of Northern Iowa senior Nicole Bishop. For the past two years Nicole has worked with Dr. Joshua Sebree in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. Nicole enjoys planning and conducting the experiments. Their project seeks to replicate components of Titan’s atmosphere. Titan is one of Saturn’s moons.
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.
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory & UNI with Mary Skopec
Thursday, September 13, 12:00 – 1:00pm, Rod Library, Room 287
UNI Faculty, Staff, and Students from all disciplines - Discuss opportunities for use of Lakeside resources for coursework.
UNI TAPP Alumna, Keyaira Phillips, had been named as one of the Cedar Valley's 20 Under 40. This award is given by the WCF Courier to outstanding leaders in the area. Ms. Phillips has worked at a number of places since graduating from UNI, but is currently at Rockwell Collins as a Senior Sourcing Manager. (https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/under-winners-announced/article_a20978...)
US Education Laws and Regulations - Resources and Information
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) takes effect in the 2017-2018 Academic year. This law makes changes to the national, state, and local roles of accountability, funding, and programs in K-12 education and thus also has implementations for teacher prep and coninuing education. The resources listed below provide background on ESSA and recommendations from national science, mathematics, technology, engineering and education organizations about ESSA implementation.
Comparing ESSA to NCLB
- Comparison of the No Child Left Behind Act to the Every Student Succeeds Act - ASCD
- ASCD ESSA Title II Resources (not specific to STEM)
ESSA & STEM Overview
- April 2016 - Dear Colleague Letter to States and Schools about ESSA and STEM - US ED, Outlines laws funding or requiring STEM related programs.
- US Department of Education ESSA Website and ESSA Policy Website (with state plan information)
- ESSA Overview - National Science Teachers Association
- ESSA Overview - Education First
Resources and Recommendations from National Organizations with Regard to STEM Education
- Resources for commenting on state ESSA plans - NCTA Tool Kit
- Is STEM and Sci Ed a priority in your state's ESSA plan? - NSTA Video & NSTA ESSA talking points, FAQ, and other resources
- Coalition Analysis of Key STEM Provisions in ESSA - STEM Education Coalition
- ASCD webinar on ESSA & Title II (free but requires registration)
Iowa's ESSA Plan
UNI FREE Program
The UNI Fabulous Resources for Energy Education (FREE) Program provides classroom resources on energy topics and a kit loan/purchase program.
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