The University of Connecticut’s Waterbury campus is slated to introduce a new major in Allied Health Sciences beginning in the fall of 2020, according to UConn Today. Students will have the option to either complete two years of their undergraduate degree at Waterbury and then transfer to Storrs, or remain at the Waterbury campus and earn their degree there, the article said.
The University of Connecticut has received a $2.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a new program called Environment Corps. The program, also known as E-Corps, aims to use STEM skills to address environmental issues like climate adaptation, brownfield remediation and municipal level stormwater management.
The focus of the proposal is the introduction of a new paradigm that is currently called “Delta Gen Eds.” This would be a restructuring of the current system meant to place more focus on modern issues rather than the content categories of before.
The 2018 midterms have resulted in the most diverse Congress ever. A record number of women were elected to seats. The first Native American women were elected, as well as the first Muslim women. The new diversity is not just demographic-based, however. Nine new members with STEM-related professions also won election this cycle.