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Maureen Hanson and Cathy Campbell, provided an amazing presentation about John Deere's efforts to bring engineering into the classroom! Engineers Week Classroom Visits = Feb, 20-24, 2012

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If anyone is interested in having John Deere Engineers help with specific K-16 events please contact Maureen and/or Cathy with the details (date, time, location, expectations) of your event!

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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released their final recommendations for restoring Iowa’s standing as a leader in education and preparing all students to compete for jobs in a global economy. (Oskaloosa News = )

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CEDAR FALLS --- Leaders across the state are fast-tracking plans that will make science, technology, engineering and mathematics --- also known as STEM --- part of the everyday lexicon of educators, families and businesses.

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The University of Northern Iowa's work in helping address the U.S. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) crisis will be featured in a half-hour special edition of the Profiles Series, hosted by actor Louis Gossett, Jr. The program will air on the Discovery Channel at 6 a.m. Central Daylight Time, Friday, Oct. 21.

UNI's segment explores how the university is addressing the needs of students, teachers and industry regarding STEM issues.

The segment also will be broadcast via syndication in the top 50 U.S. television markets and overseas on Voice of America TV. 


As heard on Radio Iowa,

A celestial spectacle unfolding some 120-trillion miles from Earth is being carefully watched by space experts and novices at the University of Northern Iowa.

Siobahn Morgan, an astronomy professor at U.N.I., says a very distant star is going supernova — meaning, it’s exploding — one of the most powerful events in the universe.

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