Community Impact


Eversource Energy Center Prepares for Storms with Stormwise Program

Stormwise helps develop forest systems in Connecticut that are resilient to climate change and coexist with human infrastructure

NIFA Grant Teaches Youth About Biotechnology, Develops Career Readiness

A new grant will use educational games to teach Connecticut youth about biotechnology and biotechnology careers in agriculture

Nurse bandages a patient after shoulder injection

UConn Health: 100,000 COVID Shots and Counting

UConn Health reaches milestone in the ongoing public health effort to minimize COVID-19 infection and illness

Volunteers help with Operation Community Impact, a UConn Extension program that assists Connecticut dairy farmers and food pantries (Contributed photo).

UConn Extension Cares for Community in Ways Both Obvious and Little-Known

UConn is part of all 169 Connecticut towns and cities, thanks to Extension

UConn Waterbury, where the Promise Scholars partnership was announced Jan. 5.

UConn, Waterbury Officials Announce ‘Promise’ Financial Aid Program

Talented students from the Brass City will receive financial aid for attending any UConn campus

Smiling woman in wetlands

The Goldilocks Effect: Adding the Right Amount of Sediment to Salt Marshes Keeps Coastlines Afloat

According to a new UConn study, adding just the right amount of sediment to the surface of a Connecticut salt marsh protects coastlines in the face of rapid sea level rise

UConn School of Medicine Associate Dean of Primary Care Bruce Gould, along with School of Medicine students Harrison Dieuveuil '25 and Samhita Gurrala '25 with Corsi-Rosenthal boxes.

UConn Health Rallying Community to Stop Spread of COVID-19

DIY air purifiers can be made in 30 minutes for $60 worth of supplies

Operation Community Impact: Still Helping Connecticut Residents in Need

Since April 2020, more than 220,000 pounds of dairy products have been delivered to Connecticut families in need

UConn Ph.D. candidate Ben Ahiadu didn't own a computer until his third year of college. He's working to change that for young students in his native Ghana (Adobe Stock).

Classrooms Without Computers: UConn Grad Student Seeking to Change that in Ghana

'These kids we are talking about are in resource-limited areas. They are at a disadvantage compared to children in bigger cities and towns'

A member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation harvests heirloom at their farm located in North Stonington Ct. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and UConn Extension have been collaborating thanks to a USDA Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program to enhance agricultural production, food security, and health of tribal community members.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Establishes Tribal Department of Agriculture

UConn Extension offers assistance in developing sustainable agriculture and community education