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1 Blue moon lands on Halloween
Qualley--Sarah (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:22, p.04
11/2/2020 A blue moon takes place on Halloween; photo.
2 Montgomery: Don't treat life as a big picture
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:5, p.03
9/3/2020 Tyler Montgomery writes a piece about personal memory and its importance.
3 CRISPR and the future of gene-editing
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:42, p.03
3/9/2020 In the author's opinion, CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) gene editing has both potential benefits and drawbacks. Slomka discusses what CRISPR is and its first human trail in a patient with Leber congenital amaurosis, a genetic disease causing gradual loss of vision and blindness; photo.
4 SWS: protect yourself with HPV vaccine
Student Wellness Services Staff
Northern Iowan 116:36, p.03
2/17/2020 Student Wellness Services urges students of all genders to get the Gardasil 9 vaccination, which helps prevent cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection; photo.
5 Synesthesia: feeling and tasting the color red
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.03
2/13/2020 Slomka explains synesthesia, a neurological disorder relays intangible concepts as sensory input, and how even those without synesthesia may find creating associations via "induced synesthesia" valuable for memory; photo.
6 Bernstaein Bears: an analysis of the Mandela Effect
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:16, p.03
10/24/2019 Slomka describes the Mandela Effect and gives examples. The Mandela Effect is when the human brain replaces truth with a misconception, such as believing that Nelson Mandela died in prison when he did not. The author mentions different theories on what causes the Mandela Effect and what it means for humanity; photo.
7 Protists: rooting for biology's underdogs
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:7, p.03
9/23/2019 The author writes an opinion piece on the importance of the protista, or "protists," kingdom of life. Slomka discusses how protists, which don't fit into any other scientific category, affect human bodies and the environment; photo.
8 Play created for kids on autism spectrum
Weber--Colby (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:50, p.04
4/18/2019 Faculty and students have created "To Touch the Moon," an immersive theatre production to stimulate and engage audience members with developmental disorders. Centered on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the play will take place April 19, 20, 26, and 28 in Bertha Martin Theatre; photos.
9 A woman not lost to history
Wiggins--Kevin (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 115:31, p.03
1/31/2019 In the author's opinion, people should endeavor to preserve as much of history as possible so that future generations can have a more complete picture. Wiggins cites philosopher Émilie du Châtelet and her contributions during the Enlightenment as an example; photo.
10 Super blood wolf moon appears in sky
Barikor--Leziga (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 115:29, p.05
1/24/2019 Assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry Joshua Sebree gave the lecture "Life and the Moon" on January 20, the night of the lunar eclipse super blood wolf moon; photos.
11 Elizabeth Warren's folly
Stelk--Caleb (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:21, p.04
11/5/2018 Stekl discusses Elizabeth Warren's recent claim of indigenous ancestry based on a genetic test. In the author's opinion, using biogenetic testing and results for political purposes leads to fascism; photos.
12 Observatory show reaches for the stars
Mazzarella--Allison (Student--2017), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:21, p.01
11/5/2018 The observatory dome on top of McCollum Hall is open for a show every Thursday and facilitated by Siobahn Morgan, the head of the earth and environmental sciences department; photo.
13 The Storm Lake Times: A tale of how a small Iowa paper received a Pulitzer
Duax--Amelia (Student--2017), Davis--Kirby (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:6, p.01
9/14/2017 Tom Cullen, a reporter at the Storm Lake Times, spoke on the paper's Pulitzer Prize win for reporting on the Des Moines Waterworks lawsuit related to the release of nitrogen into drinking water. Cullen's talk took place on September 7 in Sabin Hall photos.
14 UNI receives three-year grant to provide professional development for Iowa science teachers
Public Relations News Release 2014:150, p.1
1/13/2015 The UNI Science Education Faculty have received a three-year grant from the Iowa Department of Education Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships program to fund their integrating Crosscutting Concepts in Iowa Science Classrooms (ICCISC) projects.
15 For scientifically illiterate America
Irving--Brett David (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:16, p.4
10/23/2014 Student Brett Irving shares his opinion on how those who are scientifically illiterate are holding the country back and stopping the United States from being at its full potential; photo.
16 UNI offers Master of Science in Technology entirely at a distance
Public Relations News Release 2013:225, p.1
3/31/2014 UNI is accepting applicants for the Master of Science and Technology degree program. The program is now available online using eLearning. UNI is committed to providing affordable education to all residents of the state.
17 Regional physics competition at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2013:211, p.1
3/20/2014 UNI's Department of Physics will host the Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition on March 27. Area High Schools will participate in the competition. The event stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as physics-related principles.
18 UNI hosts Spotlight on STEM Day
Public Relations News Release 2013:178, p.1
2/17/2014 UNI will be hosting Spotlight on STEM Day. Teachers and students throughout the state will showcase their work through table displays and presentations. They will discuss the challenges of integrating science and math with technology in the classroom.
19 Creativity and open-mindedness imperative in science
Ickes--Peter Joseph (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:20, p.3
11/5/2013 The author explains that it takes an open-mind and creativity to study science successfully. Students need to look at observations and try to come of with a solution or discover the reason why things react the way they do.
20 Stem-cells: It's what's for dinner
Cooling--Corey C. (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:2, p.5
8/30/2013 Researchers at Maastricht University have been able to produce a hamburger out of stem cells from a cow's stomach. This has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock and ultimately help the environment.
21 UNI workshop for Iowa high school science teachers
Public Relations News Release 2012:316, p.1
6/11/2013 UNI will host an Iowa Regents Modeling and Physics Resources and Instructional Strategies for Motivating Students (PRISMS) workshop this summer. Twenty-three Iowa high school physics and physical science teachers are in the program.
22 STEM-focused summer camps to be offered at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:297, p.1
5/15/2013 UNI is offering a variety of activities this summer to keep students learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), by offering summer camps for middle and high school students. Camps are one week, and located on campus
23 UNI Department of Technology announces Master of Science in Technology degree
Public Relations News Release 2012:288, p.1
4/25/2013 UNI will now offer a Master of Science in Technology degree. This program is designed to prepare and further develop skilled technologists.
24 UNI to host Spotlight on STEM Day
Public Relations News Release 2012:214, p.1
2/26/2013 Teachers and students throughout the state, along with UNI faculty, will showcase their work integrating science in mathematics into the classroom.
25 An open letter to moderate college Republicans
McGraw--Stefanie Hannah (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:3, p.4
8/31/2012 Author examines of the religious right on the Republican Party; notes stands against gay marriage and women's rights. Young Republicans may have been left behind; photo.
26 Uinversity of Northern Iowa to serve as northeast Iowa STEM hub
Public Relations News Release 2011:314, p.1
5/11/2012 Lt. Governor and President Ben Allen will co chair the STEM Advisory Council. The primary goal of STEM is to crate greater student achievement in science and math.
27 UNI to host Spotlight on STEM day
Public Relations News Release 2011:180, p.1
2/21/2012 UNI faculty members will present math and science projects that showcase the importance of integrating technology, math, and science into the classroom.
28 Ghost hunter more than just harmless fun
Dippold--Michael Steven (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:20, p.5
11/4/2011 Campus Activities Board criticized for providing forum for an alleged psychic medium and ghost hunter.
29 Discovery Channel to feature UNI's STEM initiatives
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:16, p.1
10/21/2011 Lou Gossett, Jr., will host a half hour segment highlighting the university's work in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Exposure will aid in achieving the goal of increased learning in these areas.
30 Alternative medicine is not medicine
Dippold--Michael Steven (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:49, p.11
4/12/2011 Alternative medicine is based on historical or cultural practices; time-tested traditions that people have long believed to be effective. They are not based on science. Science gives us a good idea of what works.
31 A response to 'UNIFI makes a religion of science'
Boeckmann--Trevor Paul (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 107:37, p.8
2/18/2011 Rebuttal to Emily O'Loughlin's claims that the Freethinkers and Inquirers are making a religion of science.
32 UNIFI makes a religion of science
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:36, p.10
2/15/2011 Suggests that the Freethinkers and Inquirers could learn from a statement in Marcelo Gleiser's book: "Scientists should not use science as a weapon against belief by making it into a belief system"; photo.
33 Scientific controversy: skepticism now, acceptance later
Boevers--Cassandra Mae (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:12, p.5
10/8/2010 Scientific breakthroughs are not always universally accepted. Acceptance takes time and we do have the right to reject new medical research that we oppose on a moral basis.
34 UNI professor receives lasting benefits from summer externship
Public Relations News Release 2010:49, p.1
9/15/2010 Hong "Jeff" Nie,, assistant professor of industrial technology, is collaborating with Weidong Xiang, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, to develop new algorithms for wireless systems.
35 North American conference at UNI to explore all aspects of prairies, from scientific investigation to artistic inspiration; Aug. 1 - 5f
Public Relations News Release 2009:484, p.1
6/15/2010 Four keynote speakers will present during the conference: Reed Noss, Mark Ackelson, John Price, and Daryl Smith. Participants can choose from among a number of sessions that cover prairie management, prairie restoration and reconstruction.
36 UNI confers first Yager Exemplary Teaching and Learning Recognition Awards
Public Relations News Release 2009:448, p.1
5/4/2010 This year's recipients are: Jonnie Becker, Melissa Hesner, and Matt Robie. Awardees are selected on the basis of teaching materials and student performance. The award recognizes exemplary science and mathematics teaching by UNI graduates.
37 Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP); one year later
Northern Iowa Today 93:3, p.21
4/1/2010 A look at the collaborative effort of the Regents universities to enhance education in mathematics and science; photo.
38 UNI professor and students help middle school students unwrap embryos
Public Relations News Release 2009:292, p.1
2/22/2010 Darrell Wiens takes plastic culture dishes, saline solution, and an incubator to help Lesley Taylorson's science class incubate a batch of fertile eggs and hatch them. The UNI students will present a short demonstration to the elementary students.
39 He's not a genie in a bottle, baby
Coster--Seth R. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 106:17, p.10
10/27/2009 Thoughts on whether science can be used to solve or explain any activity.
40 He's not a genie in a bottle, baby
Hewitt--Lucas James (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:13, p.7
10/13/2009 Believes prayer cannot be explained. Science should not try to explain the results of prayer. Not all prayers are answered, but the act of prayer does help humans place their burdens and desires on God.
41 UNI project reaches out to early math and science educators
Public Relations News Release 2009:120, p.1
10/13/2009 Efforts to create a national center that will bring together early childhood and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (EC-STEM) educators in Iowa, and across the nation, are under way.
42 The elephant in the room
Showalter--John David (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:12, p.5
10/9/2009 Believes that religion and science have provided both good and bad. There will always be strong supporters on both sides of a discussion between those having strong religious feelings and those believing strongly in science.
43 The real world for math and science teachers
Northern Iowan 105:60, p.1
7/24/2009 Iowa teachers matched with willing businesses to address issues from water quality to monitoring the performance of wind turbines. UNI is the leader of the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership; photo.
44 UNI's Lockhart to attend competitive professional development program
Public Relations News Release 2008:604, p.1
7/14/2009 Amy Lockhart was selected to attend the 2009 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, July 19-24, at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. The academy was founded in 2005.
45 UNI hosting young scientists in several camps
Public Relations News Release 2008:602, p.1
7/13/2009 Two additional camps are taking place on the campus Monday through Friday, July 13-17, with a variety of instructional activities for the fifth- through eighth-grade attendees. "Beginning Robotics" and "Rivers, Rocks and Prairies" camps are meeting daily.
46 UNI's CEEE hosts Summer Science Fun
Public Relations News Release 2008:561, p.1
6/3/2009 As part of the Cedar Valley After School Task Force, the CEEE is offering a kids Summer Science Fun Program for students ages 9-13. Program sessions include: More Power!; Wind Power!; and Solar Cars!
47 UNI, MSETI-AREA work to promote math & Science education in local schools
Public Relations News Release 2008:482, p.1
4/21/2009 The MSETI-AREA project received a grant from the Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership in the fall of 2008 and is led by Recayi "Reg" Tecen, associate professor of industrial technology.
48 Computer security to be topic of next Citizen Science talk at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2008:311, p.1
1/20/2009 Sometimes users' desire for computers to "just work" is at odds with the need to preserve privacy. "Common-sense Computer Security," will examine this issue. Paul Gray, associate professor of computer science, will discuss security issues.
49 Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Partnership directs study on women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and math fields for Regent
Public Relations News Release 2008:273, p.1
12/15/2008 The report states that currently, women and some U. S. minorities are under-represented in some STEM majors, reflective of a national challenge of under-representation in these fields of study. Iowa's Regent universities have seen steady improvement.
50 New grant for education students
Sloma--Joseph Noble (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:24, p.2
11/21/2008 Prospective teachers planning on working in high-need fields of education for low income schools may be eligible for a new grant. The grant provides $4000 per year for four years of undergrad work and two years of graduate school.


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