STEM

UConn Waterbury to add Allied Health Sciences degree program

UConn Waterbury to add Allied Health Sciences degree program

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.  

UConn receives $2.25 million grant from National Science Foundation

UConn receives $2.25 million grant from National Science Foundation

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.

Editorial: New physics classroom design benefits students

Editorial: New physics classroom design benefits students

In addition to giving students a more practical understanding of the course material, the new classroom design comes with other benefits. The setup also allows students to gain more practice working in a team setting, which is beneficial preparation for joining the work force.

The importance of STEM in Congress

The importance of STEM in Congress

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.

Editorial: How UConn Health attracts undergraduate researchers

Editorial: How UConn Health attracts undergraduate researchers

STEM majors often have a hard time finding opportunity outside of the classroom during their time as an undergraduate. The sheer number of students across the country majoring in similar disciplines far outnumber the number of internships and research opportunities available.