Community Impact

Gregory J. Weidemann, dean of the college of agriculture and natural resources stands outdoors with the Poultry Unit and Jacobson Barn over his shoulder on March 13, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A Land Grant University for the 21st Century

UConn's mission as a land grant university has developed far beyond the focus on family farming and 'mechanical arts' envisaged when the Morrill Act created the land grant system of education 150 years ago.

Tom Worthley, assistant extension professor in the department of extension in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,reaches for a berry on Japanese Barberry bush in the UConn forest near Horsebarn Hill. (Ariel Dowski/UConn Photo)

Controlling Japanese Barberry Helps Stop Spread of Tick-Borne Diseases

The UConn Forest provides an ecological classroom to study the spread of the invasive Barberry plant.

Fourth-graders perform an experiment with electromagnets at Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy in Hartford on Dec. 14, 2011. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A Sparkling New School for Hartford’s Gifted Students

The Renzulli Academy, launched by UConn together with Hartford Schools, is the first stand-alone, urban-based academy for gifted students in the nation.

Connecticut Invention Convention held last spring. More than 650 young inventors in grades K-8 participated in the event. (Christopher LaRosa/UConn photo)

New Scholarship to Honor Top K-12 Inventors

The scholarship will enable top participants in the Connecticut Invention Convention to take a college-level STEM course at no cost while attending high school.

UConn undergraduate engineering students host "Explore Science and Engineering Day" for Little Brothers and Sisters from the Windham School District by participating in hands on activities in the Classroom Building on Feb. 4, 2012. (Ariel Dowski/UConn Photo)

Engineering Ambassadors Reach Out to Students

More than 100 students from the Windham School District visited UConn on Saturday to explore science and engineering.

Sandra Weller, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology. (UConn Health Center Photo)

Health Center Professor Elected Vice President of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

Sandra Weller will be the first woman to serve as vice president and then president of the Academy.


Northeast Ocean Network Receives Funding for Next Five Years

The network, which includes UConn’s marine sciences department, will receive nearly $2 million a year to continue remote sensing tracking of sea and atmospheric data.

From left: Dan Seigerman and Zak Kamin, senior BFA acting majors, performs as Darwin and FitzRoy (respectively) from the play "After Darwin" during the Charles Darwin: The Man Behind the Idea event at Starbucks Cafe on 195.

When Science Meets (Performance) Art

Molecular and cell biology professor Kenneth Noll discusses how artistic performances can help make science more accessible.

Samantha Gillard enjoying the Ride-On Remote Controlled Car.

Engineering Students Go Beyond the Books to Assist Massachusetts Girl

Special equipment designed by three students in the biomedical engineering program has given 3 year-old Samantha Gillard a degree of freedom she never had before.

Student looking over shoulder while in class with friends.

School of Education to Launch College Readiness Program in Bridgeport

A grant from the Balfour Foundation will support a college readiness initiative in two Bridgeport schools that will be run by the Neag School's CommPACT Schools Program.