Community Impact

Shoppers in Storrs Center.

Risks and Rewards: New Initiative Connects UConn Actuarial Science Students with Local Small Businesses

'You're running a business now, and you're running it every day, and you see the profits every day, but you don't always plan for the big things that might happen'

UConn mechanical engineering students, from left, Leila Awad, Kaley Luk, Eddy Ramos and Patrick Miconi work on the prototype of their project for Senior Design Demonstration Day—an affordable, ADA-compliant, sustainably produced, easy-to-assemble accessibility ramp—in the Innovation Zone in the Peter J. Werth Residence Tower

UConn Engineering Seniors Building a Better Ramp

'Whenever I called up on a ramp, I’d say there’s a problem getting ramps. What I heard was, "yeah, ain’t there?"'

LAND 3330 Students on visiting one of the vacant lots to conduct a site analysis

Banking on the Future: Saving Ecosystems through Land Banks

With climate-adaptive designs and community engagement, distressed properties in the Hartford area and beyond can go from public eyesore to public benefit

Men walking in Hartford

New Game Makes Financial Education Fun

With the Breadwinner Game, UConn Extension developed an engaging way to teach young adults to make wise financial choices

The Soil and Water Conservation Society UConn Student Chapter recently had its first meeting since Kocurek re-established the chapter. They recently went maple syrup tapping with UConn Forestry.

One UConn Grad’s Sustainability Legacy

A childhood love of nature blooms into a student career dedicated to sustainability

three women picking up trash

UConn Health’s Student-Driven Sustainability Efforts

It’s been a busy year between Earth Days for UConn medical and dental students

Speakers on stage for WISH Fest 23 at UConn Waterbury

UConn Waterbury Plays Host to First-Ever W.I.S.H. Fest

The event was created through a partnership of UConn Waterbury and the City of Waterbury to introduce students to the campus and encourage emotional and physical health

New Scholars in Aging Program Prepares Social Work Students to Serve Growing Older Adult Population

The program fills a critical need for Connecticut, which has the 6th highest population of adults 65 and older in the nation

Graduating Senior Prioritizes Fight Against Food Insecurity in USG Advocacy Position

'In college, there’s this culture of "eat ramen and get through it, eat cheap food, and that’s part of college." It really isn’t'

Volunteer in blue coat pushing cart of linens in emergency department

UConn Health Volunteer Tells of His Rewarding Experience

Larry Winnick is among those who returned after the volunteer program’s pandemic hiatus