Community Impact

UConn Extension Rides High on Hybrid Learning

Regardless of the pandemic, UConn Extension is exploring ways to keep meeting Connecticut residents where they are

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“By Us, For Us”: First Queer Science Conference Creates Connections

Forty-three high school students and 13 members of the UConn community came together to celebrate science – and themselves – in the first Queer Science Conference

Hartford Calls on UConn Health to Make Restaurant Dining Healthier

UConn Health and the UConn Husky Programs have worked with local restaurants in the North End of Hartford to create healthier menu options that can be offered to its dining community members.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Entrepreneurship, But Were Afraid to Ask

Mentorship program connects business hopefuls with industry experts

UConn’s Gilman Scholars Samantha Valle ’24 (CLAS), Marissa White ’25 (CAHNR), Geraldine Uribe ’23 (CLAS), Guerlina Philogne ’24 (CLAS) (BUS), Rose Pacik-Nelson ’23 (CLAS), and Grace Coburn ’23 (CLAS) posing in the lobby at UConn Hartford.

UConn Produces An All-Time High 17 Gilman Scholars

Each Gilman Scholar is required to complete a service project upon their return from studying abroad in their campus or home community

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Consortium Honors 4 From UConn Health

The Capital Area Health Consortium recognizes two residents, Drs. Meghana Singh and Nancy Presnick, for their work in the community, honors Dr. Scott Allen for his distinguished service, and awards a scholarship to Mariam Zacharias, who’s studying to become a nurse practitioner.

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Podcast: Cycling Coast to Coast to Help Kids

A UConn dental student and two medical students are spending their last free summer pedaling cross-country to raise money for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Hear their thoughts from the day before they left in early June.

CT Sea Grant Supports Shellfish Industry Through Pandemic and Beyond

Helping shellfish farmers' businesses keep running during 'crisis mode' and emerge better off

Breaking Barriers – the First Patient in the World Receives Moderna mRNA Trial Infusion for Glycogen Storage Disease at UConn Health

Loveah Hernandez, a brave 20-year-old from Texas, is contributing to science as the first person in the world to receive the Moderna mRNA infusion as part of the Ba1ance Trial for GSD-Ia at UConn Health.

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UConn 4-H Brings High Tech to Connecticut Youth

A unique program gives Connecticut youth the chance to gain skills in STEM and see the world