Community Impact

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

Radenka Maric, interim president, speaks during a press conference at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering

UConn Applies Clean Energy Expertise to Multi-State Hydrogen Hub

UConn joins six northeastern states, dozens public and private institutions and agencies seeking billions of funding through the U.S. Department of Energy

OSTP group with a DIY air purifier

White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy Recognizes UConn’s Indoor Air Quality Initiative Fighting COVID-19

A DIY air filtration device assembled by fifth graders in Hartford makes its way to Washington, thanks to a cross-campus effort

Close-up shot of baby's little cute hand reaching for mother's loving hand. While holding her finger she caresses his hand.

UConn Study Finds that CT Directs More than Half of Identified Substance-Exposed Infants to Community Supports

'We're doing a great job, and we can do better'

Men and woman on a boat

Seaweed is on the Menu with Connecticut’s Sugar Kelp Industry

A team from UConn is using innovative research and community outreach to help make this novel food more accessible for consumers and more profitable for producers

Maria de los Angeles Garcia serving food she cooked through the Commercially Licensed Co-operative Kitchen in Willimantic.

A Kitchen for the Community

UConn researchers are studying the importance of food and how to build more just, equitable, and sustainable communities by focusing on a unique facility called the Commercially Licensed Co-operative Kitchen or CLiCK.