Northern Iowa Student Government

UNI STEM initiatives - featured on the Discovery Channel

By: Spencer Walrath on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 22:58

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. CDT, 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.

Colleges and departments are encouraged to link to it from their respective sites. DVD versions of the segment are vailable through the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. The DVDs can be used for meetings or presentations.

A one-minute commercial promoting the show will air on TV stations serving Des Moines, the Quad Cities, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis, as well as stations in the top 30 U.S. TV markets.

The videos are posted on the Executive Vice President and Provost's site

For more information about the Profiles Series, see