K12 Students

Programs, events, and resources for K-12 students and their families.

A Fulfilling Future

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.

Information Bridge

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.

Parental Investment During Asexual Reproduction in Clonal Plants

Parents invest a varying amount of resources in their young offspring.  In humans, this investment is relatively large, but in many species it is quite small, and there is a large body of scientific theory to explain why this variation exists.  In plants, this body of theory explains seed reproduction quite well, but the majority of plants on earth also reproduce asexually through clonal growth, and we still don't fully understand the factors that govern investment in this type of reproduction.

Roaring Research

Lions on the African savannaFrom 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 fe

Pushing Her Limits

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. 

Window to the Mind

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.

Keyaira Phillips, TAPP Alumna & 20 Under 40 Winner

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...)

Voice Research & Technology

The use of phone apps help us in our daily lives, in our businesses, and they entertain us.  We have our phones to help us know how many steps we have taken each day.  We have games on our computers to help us learn new languages, math skills, the list goes on and on.  Dr. Lisa Kopf of the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at the University of Northern Iowa is taking these ideas and applying them to her interests in voice research. 

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