Community Impact

View from the car behind orange highway maintenance truck spreading de-icing salt and sand, crystals dropping on the ice covered asphalt road.

Connecticut Institute of Water Resources Expands Groundwater Safety Efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding an effort to lessen contamination of groundwater and enable more frequent testing of rural wells

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: UConn Health Pulmonologist Dr. Mario Perez

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. "Hispanic Heritage means feeling proud and honored to belong to a community that is willing to serve others," shares Dr. Mario Perez of UConn Health.

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Biodegradable Plastic Mulch: A Climate Smart Agricultural Practice

UConn is working with growers in the state to find alternatives to plastic mulch without eliminating the benefits it brings

UConn Employee’s Family Cycling 1,300 miles to Fight Children’s Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This month the Cook Family from Simsbury is participating in the Great Cycle Challenge USA in support of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

Group Of Elementary School Pupils Sitting On Floor In Classroom

Helping Schools Put ‘Whole Child’ into Policy and Practice

The UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health launches “WSCC blueprints” to help schools implement the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.

Reflections of reeds in Swan Lake.

State of the Water in Connecticut

With new climate and environmental concerns, Connecticut water experts are keeping tabs on this precious resource

UConn, SCSU Partner on Postgrad Research Program for Underserved Communities

The NSF-funded program will help participants learn skills to be more competitive and prepared for jobs in fields like biotechnology

Hope on the Horizon: Newly Introduced Bill to Congress Could Dramatically Improve Sickle Cell Patient Care Nationwide

If enacted the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Centers Act of 2022 would expand annual funding by $535 million for sickle cell disease treatment, research and education. Read how the leadership of Dr. Biree Andemariam and her UConn Health New England Sickle Cell Institute are making a real community impact.

Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Extension educator transplanting hydroponic lettuce at the Meechooôk Farm. Meechooôk Farm produces lettuce, tomato, and herbs hydroponically, and three sisters (corn, bean, and squash), pumpkin, strawberry, blueberry, and many other crops in the field.

Respecting Roots and Growing for the Future with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

A partnership between UConn and local tribes led to the development of Meechooôk Farm and other programs that strengthen the tribal community, their land-base, and self-sufficiency

A police officer pulls over a driver for a traffic violation in a city.

UConn Researchers to Create Curriculum for CT’s First ‘Green Lab’

Green labs allow law enforcement to identify the various stages of impairment and perform tests that will assist officers in identifying impaired drivers