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The Flipped Learning Conference @UNC

June 12, 2019 - June 14, 2019

The Flipped Learning Conference @UNC is the only conference dedicated to flipped learning research, workshops and professional development for higher education.

Proposals are now being accepted for brief presentations, long presentations, and poster presentations on flipped and active learning for higher education.

Visit the Flipped Learning Conference @UNC page for more information on registration, proposals, and conference details.


2019 Longs Peak Science & Engineering Fair (LPSEF)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Approximately 300 Weld and Larimer county middle and high school students participate in STEM research activities which leads to state and international competition.  Students gain experiences to become productive problem solvers, developing critical thinking and creative skills.

Visit the LPSEF website for more information on student registration and volunteer opportunities.

Contact information: Lori Ball - Director (970)-351-2976 


Air Quality Outreach at UNC

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The symposium serves as an opportunity for the k12 students to display their work and as a means of further engaging the community in air quality studies.   


Frontiers of Science Institute participant interviewed by The Pueblo Chieftain

Jon Pompia of The Pueblo Chieftain interviewed Maya Maes-Johnson, a junior at Centennial High School about her FSI experience.  Maya was one of 29 high school participants in the six-week FSI summer program held here at the University of Northern Colorado.  Maya goes into detail with Mr. Pompia about her project, research and presentation she completed for FSI.  She also explains how the field trips, activities and meeting other high school students with the same mindset has had an impact on her life.  The article "Local student attends science institute" found at the Pueblo Chieftain website.

Thank you Lori K. Ball, director of the Frontiers of Science Institute for helping to make a difference in the lives of many students who participate in the summer program.

 Maya Maes-Johnson         Maya explaining her research project


Congratulations to Julie Sexton for being awarded three grants

  • Collaborative Research: How Science Fieldwork Experiences Impact Undergraduate Students' STEM Academic and Career Decisions
  • Developing the Environmental Literacy Concept Inventory
  • Math Skills and Affective Domain Interventions to Improve Success for Female Students in Geoscience Classes