• CEEE Building

    The Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) empowers Iowans with the knowledge, tools and inspiration needed to create a sustainable future for the state's communities.

  • Holocaust Memorial - Berlin, Germany

    The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CHGE) aims to be the primary information, resource and technical support center for Holocaust and genocide education in Iowa for teachers, school administrators and students.

  • Calculator and Pencil

    The Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics (CTLM) at the University of Northern Iowa is committed to improving mathematics education and seeks to assist teachers, students and parents in making sense of mathematics.

  • Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

    Enabled by the generosity of Cedar Valley residents Ed and Cathy Gallagher and Carl and Peggy Bluedorn, as well as support from the university, the state and over 1,400 donors across Iowa, the $23 million, 100,000 square foot complex features three state-of-the-art concert halls, a soaring glass-walled lobby and dozens of teaching and rehearsal spaces. 

  • Earth from Space

    The Iowa Space Grant Consortium strives to coordinate and improve Iowa's future in aerospace science and technology and to stimulate aerospace research, education and outreach activities throughout the state.

  • Metal Casting Pour

    The Metal Casting Center is a nationally recognized leader in foundry research, applied technology and technical business assistance.

  • PRISMS Lab 1

    The Physics Resources and Instructional Strategies for Motivating Students (PRISMS) program is a global high school physics curriculum and professional development program that uses a learning cycle pedagogy.

  • RRTTC Logo

    The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) serves a variety of entities by developing economic approaches to solving intractable solid waste problems, providing research and technical assistance and serving the community with educational and outreach programs.

  • Lightning Storm

    The Science Center for Teaching, Outreach and Research on Meteorology (STORM), a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and UNI, is developing curriculum, remote sensing and meteorological decision support.

  • blazing star

    Located on the UNI west campus, the Tallgrass Prairie Center utilizes 65 acres of campus and leased land for native seed production plots that enables the center to conduct research on the restoration and preservation of prairie vegetation.

  • Community Music School Kids in the Grass

    Innovative music education experiences for youth and adults. 
    Outreach teaching opportunities for UNI School of Music Students.

  • More than forty years ago Shinichi Suzuki, a Japanese violinist and educator, discovered the unique combination of philosophy and method called the "mother tongue approach."  This method made it possible to teach very young children to play the violin in as natural a way as they learn to speak.