Spring semester begins next week and along with getting to class in the snow, wind, and cold will come other challenges. For some it will be an LAC math class that is a little more difficult than expected. For others, a methods instructor will assign a field experience in an unexpected subject area or grade level. And for a few, that senior level science course will have them questioning their major. Whatever your academic STEM challenge is, UNI has people and resources available to help. In this week’s UNI STEM Story we provide an overview of some of the STEM support services on campu
Programs, events and resources for current UNI Students.
Kara Poppe is a senior at the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Environmental Geography. She wanted a major that combined her love for traveling, people, and the environment.
“I chose UNI because it was the right size, distance from home, and price. UNI also offered many opportunities for travel and research. “
Its that time of year again. Once students arrive back from winter break, student organizations all over campus are going to be interested in gaining new members. Or as a student, you may be looking for something new to ring in the new year and I have some organizations that may be interesting to you. STEM is starting to pop up more directly and indirectly throughout the university. It got me thinking about how I could find organizations that are related to STEM.
Only 100 affiliates around the United States conduct training workshops for the Code Studio curriculum and we have one of our very own at the University of Northern Iowa. Ben Schafer, an associate professor in Computer Science at UNI is specifically trained to conduct training workshops.
Baily Abbot is a freshman at the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Technical Education and Engineering. Baily is a guy who has everything planned out, even his plans after college.
“ I hope to go back to my high school and teach. I have planned it out that one of my teacher plans on retiring when I graduate. Ha ha. I have this really planned out. If I don’t get the teaching job I would go into the industry, a management position. My dream job is teaching and having the ability to teach what I want.”
Friday October 24 the McCollum Science hall transformed into a Halloween House for all ages to attend. From 4:30-7:30 families could attend the Halloween House to watch shows and create their own experiments. Kristin Staude who is a Senior at the University of Northern Iowa discussed how much work goes into creating the Halloween house and how much fun it is to create it each year. “The Halloween House brings together the Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Earth Science Departments.
Darian Everding is no stranger to the word challenge. In fact that should be her middle name. At a young age Darian knew that she wanted to be challenged with her career and that is exactly why she chose to be a Physics major at the University of Northern Iowa.