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Driving Safety Research Institute analyzing new tech to identify alcohol impairment

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
The University of Iowa Driving Safety Research Institute was recently awarded $2 million from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to analyze the effectiveness of driver monitoring systems on their ability to detect if someone is driving while drunk—specifically, if they are over the legal limit or not.
Qin Dong works in the lab

CEE researchers find corn kernels could help clean up toxic PCB chemicals

Monday, June 10, 2024
University of Iowa researchers from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are refining a process of bioremediation in which microbes are used to break down toxic PCB chemicals with the help of corn kernels.
Aerial view of Seamans Center

CoE leadership updates announced

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
College of Engineering Dean Ann McKenna provided an update on several administrative transitions and appointments underway this semester. The appointments will become effective on July 1.
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UI Research Foundation forms UI Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

Monday, May 20, 2024
College of Engineering researchers are among those invited to join the chapter membership for their significant contributions to innovation and economic development on the UI campus and in the region.
Rachel Vitali

Vitali's research could improve student career opportunities in U.S. Navy 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Rachel Vitali, mechanical engineering assistant professor, has identified human performance as a new dimension of University of Iowa’s Naval Sciences and Technology certificate.
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From books to baskets: Addi O'Grady and Taylor McCabe balance engineering and basketball

Friday, May 10, 2024
University of Iowa engineering student-athletes Addison “Addi” O’Grady and Taylor McCabe played important minutes for the Iowa women's basketball team that captivated the nation and beyond.
Dr. Reddy

Reddy honored as a 'Highly Ranked Scholar' in two engineering fields

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Sudhakar M. Reddy, an emeritus professor of electrical and computer engineering who joined the University of Iowa College of Engineering in 1966, was named a Highly Ranked Scholar in two categories. Reddy was ranked the No. 10 scholar in computer-aided design and the No. 15 scholar in integrated circuits.
Alexis Slade candid

CEE graduate student recognized for deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership

Monday, April 29, 2024
Alexis Slade, a University of Iowa PhD candidate in civil and environmental engineering, has received the President's Student Leadership Award for showing a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership.
Nicole Grosland

Nicole Grosland honored with Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service

Monday, April 29, 2024
Nicole M. Grosland, associate dean for academic programs and Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering, was recognized as an outstanding University of Iowa faculty member who has made exceptional contributions to the university and the community.
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BME students patent senior design invention, launch company

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
University of Iowa senior design team laid the groundwork for commercializing a novel prosthetic device for the lower leg that is designed to adjust as children grow. The adaptable below-the-knee pediatric prosthesis showed enough promise the students filed for a provisional patent and formed a limited liability company, GroLimb, LLC.
Abby Carlin Comic

Comics to explain science

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
This past semester, the Communicating Data through Stories class took on a creative assignment that combined science and the use of comics to tell the story of each student’s research project.
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Jun Wang receives Regents Faculty Excellence Award

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
The Iowa Board of Regents has selected six outstanding University of Iowa faculty members, including Jun Wang of the College of Engineering, to be honored for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
James Ankrum

Ankrum receives Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award

Friday, April 19, 2024
James Ankrum, University of Iowa associate professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering, was among four selected for the award provides funding and development opportunities for outstanding tenured associate professors who have established national or international reputations in their disciplines and are exceptional teachers in and out of the classroom.
Chris Knutson

Knutson receives Excellence in Safety Award

Friday, April 19, 2024
The University of Iowa's Laboratory Safety Committee has recognized Chris Knutson, lab director at IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering, with the Excellence in Safety Award – Individual Recognition. Knutson manages laboratories for graduate research.
Robert Wubbena

Engineering alum receives Eight over 80 Award

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Robert "Bob" Wubbena is among the alumni selected for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement's Eight over 80 Award. The award honors eight alumni, aged 80 and over, who carry the Hawkeye spirit of achievement and continue to help others.
Craig Just Waste Project

Biotech firm’s philanthropy sponsors Iowa engineering research

Monday, April 15, 2024
Valkyrie Analytics has pledged $1.5 million to the Bioenergy Innovation Fund to support the research of Craig Just, University of Iowa's Donald E. Bently Professor in Engineering and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.
Grayson Talaski

BME student receives Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Grayson Talaski, a third-year biomedical engineering major, was honored at a student celebration on February 28 for receiving an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).
Chengzhe Li

CBE researchers develop model for predicting air pollution in developing countries

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
A new predictive atmospheric model developed at the University of Iowa will allow scientists to forecast and issue warnings for air pollution events in developing countries.
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CBE's Jun Wang named 2024 Scholar of the Year

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Jun Wang, a University of Iowa professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, has been named the 2024 Scholar of the Year. The award recognizes Wang's prolific track record as a researcher and leader in his field of remote sensing, wildfire detection, and air quality research.
CBE Event

Iowa AIChE chapter celebrates 100th anniversary

Monday, April 1, 2024
Over its 100 years, the University of Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has fostered professional networks across the country, instilled an ethos of service, and established a record of accolades. 
Naina Miranda poses for a photo on a veranda in India

Journey to my roots: Rediscovering India and embracing identity

Friday, March 29, 2024
Naina Miranda, a biomedical engineering major and Global Access Ambassador, participated in the India Winterim Program in winter 23-24.
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The Iowa Engineering spring swag sale is underway

Friday, March 29, 2024
The Iowa Engineering spring swag sale is happening now! Online orders will be accepted until 11:00 p.m. CT on April 14.
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Iowa engineering students collect data to help detect wildfires

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
University of Iowa engineering students, supported by the Operator Performance Laboratory, took to the Georgia sky to capture data that could enhance the ability to remotely detect wildfires.
Kim Avrama Blackwell

Blackwell receives NIH grant to explore gender disparities in substance use disorders

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Kim "Avrama" Blackwell, professor and department executive officer of the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a $2.35 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance her research on the correlation between substance abuse and female sex hormones.

UI engineering professor’s research of ‘broken heart syndrome’ gets NIH backing

Monday, March 25, 2024
University of Iowa engineering professor Xiaodong Wu is investigating a new framework for diagnosis and prognosis of patients with Takotsubo using imaging readily available in clinical settings.

CEE professor named International Environmental Modelling and Software Society Fellow

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Ibrahim Demir, Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow and University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering associate professor, was named a 2023 Fellow by the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society.
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CBE professor to serve on AIChE’s Societal Impact Operating Council

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Jennifer Fiegel, professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, will serve a three-year term on the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC).
Xuan Song

ISE professor selected for Air Force’s Young Investigator Program

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Xuan Song, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Iowa, has been selected for funding by the Department of the Air Force’s Young Investigator Program.
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Scherer demonstrates value of University of Iowa Distinguished Chair award

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Named a distinguished chair in 2021, Michelle Scherer is one of the scholars benefiting from the university’s efforts to support faculty excellence. Scherer, a professor of civil and environmental engineering who is highly regarded for her research in environmental chemistry, says the award has opened many new possibilities for her on campus.
Ken Reichert sits in the half-cab simulator holding the digital gauge cluster

Mechanical engineering student Kenneth Reichert builds miniSims

Monday, January 22, 2024
University of lowa mechanical engineering student Kenneth Reichert has worked on building a custom half-cab simulator alongside miniSim team members for the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
Lee Award

Korean transportation technology R&D agency honors Lee for outstanding contribution

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, was honored with the outstanding contribution award at the annual meeting of the Korean Transportation Association in America.
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ME PhD student receives Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellowship for air traffic research

Sunday, January 7, 2024
Gage MacLin, a first year University of Iowa PhD candidate studying mechanical engineering, has received a fellowship to support NASA-aligned research through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Program.

ECE research could enhance Parkinson’s disease treatment in rural settings

Thursday, January 4, 2024
University of Iowa engineering and neurology researchers are helping developing a faster way to examine cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease patients. Their work has been published in Nature Portfolio’s prestigious Nature Partner Journals (npj) series
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CBE professor elected AIChE Fellow

Thursday, December 28, 2023
C. Allan Guymon, University of Iowa professor chemical and biochemical engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Iowa Prof. Carmichael, alum Mena share expertise at COP28

Thursday, December 14, 2023
A University of Iowa professor who is among the world’s foremost experts in greenhouse gas emissions, and his former PhD student were key figures at COP28, an annual gathering of world leaders focused on climate change.
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PhD student balances academics and family life

Thursday, December 7, 2023
University of Iowa doctoral candidate Prarthana Parepalli planned to present her dissertation in mechanical engineering a month ahead of the anticipated arrival of her second child. Mother Nature had other ideas.
Wildfire smoke

Wildfires have erased two decades’ worth of air quality gains in western US

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
A new University of Iowa study has tabulated the toll from two decades of wildfires on air quality and human health in the continental U.S. The authors report that from 2000 to 2020, the air has worsened in the western U.S., mainly due to the increase in frequency and ferocity of wildfires causing an increase of 670 premature deaths per year in the region during that time period
BlueGAP exhibit

Iowa engineers work with artists, writers, and scholars to humanize water quality issues

Monday, December 4, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are collaborating on a National Science Foundation (NSF) project called BlueGAP, which aims to connect communities across watersheds to address economic and health challenges caused by nitrogen pollution.
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3MT winner exploring how to use corn to mitigate PCBs, improve public health

Monday, November 27, 2023
David Ramotowski won this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition, in which graduate students share their research in three minutes or less to a general audience.
Maxwell Hammond working at a computer

Student Spotlight: Maxwell Hammond

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Maxwell Hammond, a PhD student at the Cooperative Autonomous Systems Lab, unveils a novel approach to maneuver soft continuum robots.
STEAM initiative

Art meets engineering in College of Engineering STEAM project  

Monday, November 20, 2023
Ananya Sen Gupta, University of Iowa associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been working with Subhajit Khush Das, an artist and choreographer from Kolkata, India, for more than a year to train and test artificial intelligence algorithms to recognize and classify changing features through Bharatanatyam, a classical dance.
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Iowa engineering students have new ‘home away from home’ in Burge Hall Makerspace 

Monday, November 20, 2023
University of Iowa Engineering students now have a new space to bring their ideas to life. It’s called the Engineering Makerspace, and it is located on the lower level of Burge Residence Hall.
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Engineering students' communications skills shine during 4-year run as Iowa’s 3MT champion

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
University of Iowa engineering students continue to rewrite the script that one can be an excellent engineer and an excellent communicator as evidence by a four year run as champions in the university's 3MT competition.
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Iowa CBE students win 2023 ChemE Jeopardy national championship

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
University of Iowa students claimed the ChemE Jeopardy national championship at the 2023 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual student conference in early November. 
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University of Iowa engineers contribute to one of Time magazine’s 'best inventions' of 2023

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
University of Iowa engineering professors helped create NASA’s TEMPO, which Time magazine has named one of its best inventions of 2023. The space instrument is expected to help scientists understand the sources of pollution by revolutionizing how real-time air quality data is collected. 
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Winners announced in 3MT competition

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Graduate students in the University of Iowa College of Engineering competed to see who could most effectively summarize their complex research pursuits in a three-minute soundbite that a non-technical audience could understand.
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The CoE fall swag sale is underway

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Our fall swag sale is happening now! Get your orders in before the store closes on November 5.
Guymon Portrait

$2.9M NIH grant helps CBE professor improve cochlear implant function and safety  

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
University of Iowa engineering professor C. Allan Guymon is conducting research to make cochlear implants safer and enhance hearing quality by developing materials that will be more compatible and more effectively integrate with the human body.  
Milan Sonka portrait

ECE professor on multidisciplinary Iowa team seeking new therapies for eye disease

Friday, September 29, 2023
University of Iowa professors Elliott H. Sohn, Milan Sonka, and Jon C.D. Houtman are working to unravel the mechanics of the “wet” form of age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that can blur one’s central vision. 
CBE people

CBE study finds solar hydrogen costs could beat federal goals

Monday, September 25, 2023
A University of Iowa graduate student has found a method for generating solar hydrogen that could make the cost of this renewable energy source more affordable than benchmark goals targeted by the Department of Energy, according to findings published this month in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.
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ESAC plants Pollinator Garden outside Seamans Center

Monday, September 18, 2023
The Engineering Staff Advisory Council has installed the ESAC Pollinator Garden on the back side of the Seamans Center. The ESAC Pollinator Garden is the University of Iowa's first project as part of the Bee Campus USA initiative, which commits to reduce pesticides, provide educational opportunities for pollinator conservation, and increase native plantings.  
Hornbuckle PCBs

Iowa researchers find emissions of PCBs from school building materials

Sunday, September 17, 2023
University of Iowa researchers studying toxic air chemicals have identified building materials used in a Vermont school could pose health risks to the school’s students and staff.
Sharif Rahman

ME professor developing new algorithms to optimize design reliability

Friday, September 15, 2023
Sharif Rahman, a professor of mechanical engineering and a faculty affiliate of the Iowa Technology Institute, is developing advanced computational algorithms to optimize designs of complex engineering systems and structures that could make ground vehicles, aerospace structures, and electronic packaging, among many examples, more reliable.
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ISE professor draws industry attention for AI-driven mission demo with Lockheed Martin

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Lockheed with University of Iowa Iowa's Operator Performance Laboratory completed an artificial intelligence demonstration using two piloted L-29 aircraft in a simulated air-to-ground mission. OPL is lead by Tom "Mach" Schnell, a professor of industrial and systems engineering and OPL chief test pilot.
Chemurgy 2.0 graphic of Iowa with yellow and red sun in the background

CoE faculty play critical role in multi-institutional biomanufacturing project

Thursday, September 7, 2023
A multidisciplinary team of University of Iowa engineering faculty will contribute to a $20 million, multi-institutional project to boost Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing.

Iowa Flood Center receives $1M for Eastern Iowa

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa was awarded $1 million to expand flood and drought monitoring, watershed management, and forecasting services in Eastern Iowa through Congress’s Community Project Funding championed by Congresswoman Ashley Hinson and Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks.
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CBE Profs Stanier and Carmichael coauthor The Conversation article

Friday, September 1, 2023
Canada’s seemingly endless wildfires in 2023 introduced millions of people across North America to the health hazards of wildfire smoke. While Western states have contended with smoky fire seasons for years, the air quality alerts across the U.S. Midwest and Northeast this summer reached levels never seen there before.
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Ankrum, Sander awarded NIH grant to improve wound healing therapies  

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Edward Sander, a University of Iowa professor of biomedical engineering and Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering, and James Ankrum, UI associate professor of biomedical engineering, are co-principal investigators of the study sponsored by a new National Institutes of Health grant. 
Rachel Vitali

ME professor's study aims to improve retention in the engineering field 

Thursday, August 24, 2023
Through a new two-year study sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Iowa assistant professor Rachel Vitali plans to modify the teaching approach in the middle two years of an engineering program to see if that helps correct perceptions as well as intentions to persist in the engineering major and workforce.  
Caterina Lamuta

DARPA Director’s Fellowship recognizes ME professor's progress on octopus-inspired robot

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Caterina Lamuta, a University of Iowa assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received the selective Director’s Fellowship from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue development of an underwater robot that mimics the movement of an octopus or squid.  

Summer jobs: Engineering students apply skills in Iowa, across the country

Friday, August 18, 2023
University of Iowa College of Engineering students worked in at least 15 different states for 77 different organizations, gaining experience in quality control, program management, design, structures, transportation, and many more fields.  
Subin Erattakulangara Profile

BME student wins Sharks’ Top Choice award 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Subin Erattakulangara, a University of Iowa PhD candidate in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Sharks’ Top Choice award at a premier meeting for the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in June 2023 in Toronto.  
Er-Wei Bai portrait

Bai receives Automatica Paper Prize at World Congress

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
A longtime professor, Er-Wei Bai at the University of Iowa College of Engineering has been honored for outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of control engineering and science as documented in a paper published in Automatica.
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CEE grad student authors article on limiting flooding in a warming world

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
As extreme storms become more frequent in a warming world, well-managed dams and improved forecasting are crucial for limiting flooding.
Greg Carmichael

Carmichael to lead United Nations Global Greenhouse Gas Watch

Friday, July 21, 2023
Gregory R. Carmichael, University of Iowa’s Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, will lead a new international initiative of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) called the Global Greenhouse Gas Watch (G3W).
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CBE Prof Charles Stanier explains poor air quality from Canadian wildfires

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Charles Stanier, a professor of chemical and biochemical engineering in the College of Engineering who studies climate and the health effects of airborne contaminants, has been actively following and analyzing the air quality in our region and offers his expertise on the potential environmental effects of the wildfire smoke from western Ontario, Canada, that has made its way into Iowa.

ECE professor developing tool to detect Parkinson’s disease

Friday, June 23, 2023
Soura Dasgupta, a University of Iowa (UI) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is collaborating on a multidisciplinary research project to improve detection and treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD).  
Schnell LIFT

OPL helps evaluate LIFT’s new fixed-wing AV 2.2 helmet

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
The University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Lab (OPL) was among those who evaluated the next generation fixed wing helmet that was recently selected by the U.S. Air Force as the new standard helmet for many of its aircraft.  
Surgical simulator

Improving surgical outcomes: Marcus Tatum's orthopedic biomechanical research

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Marcus Tatum is combining his background in biomedical engineering with new industrial and systems engineering skills to improve surgical outcomes. His work minimizes risk for vulnerable patients by addressing the lack of surgical simulation and developing new imaging technologies.
Bhavya holds award wearing graduation gown

BME graduate receives Academic & Scholarly Achievement Award

Thursday, June 8, 2023
Born in New Delhi, India, Bhavya Vats immigrated to Iowa about nine years ago with her family. She recently received a BSE in biomedical engineering (BME) from the University of Iowa, and was a recipient of the Academic & Scholarly Achievement Award at the 2023 International Student Graduation Celebration.
Ching Long Lin Portrait

Lin receives 5-year NIH grant to study long COVID impacts on the lung

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Ching-Long Lin, a University of Iowa College of Engineering professor, is developing tools to help patients suffering long-term complications in the lungs from COVID-19 with new support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  
Ann McKenna

Ann McKenna named College of Engineering dean

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Ann F. McKenna, vice dean of strategic advancement at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University and professor of engineering in the Polytechnic School, has been named dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. She will begin on Aug. 16.
Chemurgy 2.0 graphic of Iowa with yellow and red sun in the background

UI joins statewide initiative to make Iowa a national leader in biomanufacturing

Friday, May 26, 2023
Researchers from the University of Iowa (UI) will play a key role in boosting Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing through a new project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Eight faculty-led projects funded by Seeding Excellence Initiative

Friday, May 26, 2023
The Research Development Office (RDO) within the Office of the Vice President for Research has selected the winners of eight pilot grants intended to sustain the continued growth of the campus research enterprise by providing competitive seed funding in strategic areas.
Jeff DeGrange

CoE alum earns manufacturing industry achievement award 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Jeff DeGrange, a University of Iowa College of Engineering alum, is being recognized with the Additive Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award.  
Jerry Schnoor Headshot

CEE professor’s publication named to ACS Editors’ Choice Program

Thursday, May 18, 2023
A new research publication by Jerry Schnoor, a University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering professor and Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering, has been selected for the ACS Editors’ Choice program.
IIHR Exterior building

Brandon Barquist receives Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award

Friday, May 5, 2023
Brandon Barquist was among 18 University of Iowa staff members honored with this year’s UI Staff Council Awards for achievements ranging from excellence in service to leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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Alumnus Tom Hanson receives 2023 Eight Over 80 award

Friday, May 5, 2023
Tom Hanson was among eight alumni, age 80 and over, who were honored for carrying the Hawkeye spirit of achievement and continuing to help others.
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CEE Prof. Hornbuckle named 2023 UI Distinguished Chair

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Keri Hornbuckle, Donald E. Bently Professor of Engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2023 University of Iowa Distinguished Chair.
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Steve Cable awarded 2023 Outstanding Staff Award

Monday, May 1, 2023
Steve Cable, senior systems administrator at DSRI, has been awarded the 2023 UI Outstanding Staff Award. This award recognizes current University of Iowa staff who have made outstanding accomplishments and contributions above and beyond their job responsibility that significantly benefit or bring honor or recognition to the university.

UI engineering study finds ChatGPT could pass exam needed to become licensed engineer

Friday, April 28, 2023
The controversial artificial intelligence chatbot called ChatGPT could pass the exam required to become a licensed professional engineer in the United States, according to the findings of a University of Iowa College of Engineering study. 
Seamans Center exterior at sunset

CoE Awards recognize faculty, staff, student

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
On April 24th, the College of Engineering recognized faculty, staff, and a PhD student at the CoE Excellence Awards celebration.
Xie in lab

Yuliang Xie receives $1.3M NIH grant to make medical devices resistant to respiratory infection

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Yuliang Xie, assistant professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 grant to design a new surface for medical devices that can self-clean and prevent infection.
Edward Sander

Ed Sander named Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Ed Sander, University of Iowa associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of graduate studies, has received the Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellowship in Engineering.  
Jacob Fuhrmeister

ME graduate student selected for SMART scholarship to pursue hypersonic research

Friday, April 7, 2023
Jacob Fuhrmeister, a University of Iowa graduate student studying mechanical engineering, has been selected for a SMART scholarship through the U.S. Department of Defense to develop materials that can better withstand hypersonic travel.  
Tech Transfer

UI engineering faculty members license inventions

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Inventions of two University of Iowa College of Engineering faculty members have been licensed for commercial use. They are the latest technology transfer examples in which research emerging from UI laboratories is spun-out to a private company for broader public benefit
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BME Professor Joseph Reinhardt receives 2023 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Professor Joseph Reinhardt was among six outstanding University of Iowa faculty members to be honored for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Damaged James Street Lab

UI research lab suffers total loss in March 31 storm

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
The College of Engineering’s James Street Laboratory suffered a total loss in a severe storm that passed through the Iowa City/Coralville community on March 31 and will need to be rebuilt.
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UI College of Engineering hosts state robotics competition

Friday, March 24, 2023
Nearly 50 high school robotics teams from across Iowa and beyond convened in Coralville, Iowa, to showcase their skills and creations at the FIRST Tech Challenge Iowa Championship.
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BME student among recipients of OVPR's Discovery and Innovation Awards

Friday, March 24, 2023
Ashley Rhodes is among eighteen exceptional researchers, scholars, innovators, students, and administrators recognized by the Office of the Vice President for Research in the 2023 Discovery and Innovation Awards program.
Jackson Begolka

ME student accepted into NASA Student Airborne Research Program 

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Jackson Begolka, a third year University of Iowa mechanical engineering major, has been accepted into a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) airborne research program for undergraduate students.  
Xuan Song

Xuan Song receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award to research novel ceramic manufacturing methods

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Xuan Song, University of Iowa engineering professor, has received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to advance research of ceramic additive manufacturing, which could benefit industries, including health care, defense, and energy. 
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CEE Students Contribute Plans to Create New Pocket Neighborhood

Thursday, February 16, 2023
In Fall 2022, the ribbon was cut on a new residential development in Maquoketa, IA. Original designs for the neighborhood were created by University of Iowa Civil and Environmental Engineering students in conjunction with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Studies’ (IISC) partnership with the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA).
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CBE professor David Murhammer among four UI faculty members recognized with highest teaching honor

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Four University of Iowa faculty members are recipients of the 2023 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, recognizing their exceptional and ongoing contributions to student learning and success.
Operator Performance Laboratory

DARPA highlights UI's contributions as ACE program transitions from simulation to live flight

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
In less than three years, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms developed under DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program have progressed from controlling simulated F-16s flying aerial dogfights on computer screens to controlling an actual F-16 in flight. University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab has contributed to the progress.
NADS-1 simulator and automated Ford Transit

A new name for driving research at the University of Iowa

Monday, February 13, 2023
The University of Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) has been renamed to the University of Iowa Driving Safety Research Institute (DSRI) to better reflect the unit’s established expertise in driving simulation and emerging work in on-road driving research. 
Map of Iowa with flood information

UI expands national reach with new Center for Hydrologic Development

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Engineering is home to a new research center—the Center for Hydrologic Development (CHD)—that is designed to improve the country’s ability to predict and manage water-related hazards.
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Krajewski to present UI’s 40th Presidential Lecture

Monday, January 30, 2023
Witold Krajewski, director of the Iowa Flood Center, and Kristy Nabhan-Warren, associate vice president for research, will deliver Iowa’s 40th presidential Lecture at 4 p.m. March 2 in the International Ballroom on the second floor of the Iowa Memorial Union.
students in the engineering library

Iowa Lichtenberger Engineering Library receives Patent & Trademark Resource Center designation

Monday, January 30, 2023
The University of Iowa Lichtenberger Engineering Library is now part of a select group of higher education institutions across the country—and only one in Iowa—to be designated a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
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Alumnus Leads Global Effort to Reduce Methane's Climate Impact

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Chilean climate activist Marcelo Mena-Carrasco works to stabilize global temperatures through methane mitigation.
Venanzio and student fly drone

Cichella recognized with Amazon Research Award  

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Venanzio Cichella, a University of Iowa assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded the Amazon Research Award (ARA) for his project studying concurrent allocation and planning for large-scale multi-robot systems. 
Jerry Schnoor

Listen: Schnoor discusses 'green' tax incentives in Inflation Reduction Act on Iowa Public Radio

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Jerry Schnoor, University of Iowa professor of environmental engineering and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, discussed the Inflation Reduction Act on the Jan. 12, 2023, edition of River to River on Iowa Public Radio.
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UI engineering professors study links between air pollution and diseases and food security

Thursday, January 19, 2023
University of Iowa Engineering Professor Gregory Carmichael is leading a study into the links between exposure to air pollution and human health and crop yields in hopes of generating improved and innovative public health and air quality interventions. 
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UI Engineering students named to spring 2023 president's list, dean's list

Thursday, January 19, 2023
More than 7,000 students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2022 fall semester. 690 of those were engineering students. 
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UI Engineering students named to fall 2022 president's list, dean's list

Thursday, January 19, 2023
More than 7,000 students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2022 fall semester. 690 of those were engineering students. 
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Researchers shed light on the risks of touchscreens in cars

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
With touchscreens now in 99% of new cars, researchers are studying whether they are distracting drivers and putting people at risk. NBC’s Dasha Burns went inside a massive simulator at the University of Iowa to put that question to the test. Is she able to work with the touch screens and keep her eyes on the road?
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CEE professor Lee receives outstanding overseas alumnus award

Friday, December 23, 2022
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the outstanding overseas alumnus award from the Seoul National University, a national public research university based in Seoul, South Korea.
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Casey Harwood earns NSF CAREER Award to study fluid-structure interactions

Thursday, December 22, 2022
Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) is at the heart of research of Casey Harwood, University of Iowa assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and the focus of Harwood’s new National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. 
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ISE student named new cadet group commander of Air Force ROTC

Monday, December 12, 2022
University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab (OPL) hosted the Air Force ROTC Detachment 255 (Det 255) award ceremony and the installment of a new cadet group commander. OPL and Det 255 have a collaborative relationship.
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BME undergraduate improves the dream for herself and others

Thursday, December 8, 2022
University of Iowa biomedical engineering graduate Pareen Mhatre works to make the world a better place for heart disease patients and for those in immigration limbo.
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Harriet Nembhard named president of Harvey Mudd College

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Harriet Nembhard, dean of the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering, has been named president of Harvey Mudd College, a liberal arts college specializing in science, engineering, and mathematics located in Claremont, California.

State report recognizes UI flight testing lab for economic impact in Iowa aviation

Thursday, December 1, 2022
A new state report has recognized the contributions of the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) to Iowa’s aviation industry.
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UI chemical and biochemical engineering students earn honors at international conference

Monday, November 21, 2022
University of Iowa chemical and biochemical engineering students earned honors at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual conference. 
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UI professor uses AI to model and control water reservoir discharge during flooding

Friday, November 18, 2022
University of Iowa mechanical engineering associate professor Shaoping Xiao is developing an artificial intelligence-powered model to optimize how water reservoirs are used to regulate streamflow during flooding. 
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Grosland receives national recognition for ‘significant contributions’ as faculty athletics representative 

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Nicole Grosland, College of Engineering associate dean for academic programs and professor of biomedical engineering, is being honored among 16 faculty athletics representatives across the nation for significant contributions, the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced on Thursday. 
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UI engineering student wins statewide award for occupational safety work

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Valerie Boksa, a University of Iowa master’s student in industrial and systems engineering, has been awarded the Jack Beno Memorial Scholarship at the Iowa Governor’s Safety and Health Conference, Nov. 1-2, 2022.  
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Fall 2022 State of the College

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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UI professors selected for multi-state NSF project to improve ‘blue economy’

Thursday, November 3, 2022
University of Iowa researchers at the College of Engineering have been selected for a key role in a multi-institution, multi-disciplinary National Science Foundation (NSF) project to tackle a problem at the intersection of climate, sustainability, food, energy, pollution, and the economy.

University of Iowa researchers establish high-performance computing node for quantum processing of medical images

Thursday, October 27, 2022
University of Iowa (UI) researchers have set up a high-performance computing core named “Quantum” to simulate a quantum computer and perform medical image analysis using quantum-inspired science.
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Udaykumar receives Roy J. Carver Professorship in Engineering 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
H. S. Udaykumar, a University of Iowa professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded the Roy J. Carver Professorship in Engineering.  
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UI alum receives international award for air quality work

Monday, October 3, 2022
Sarath Guttikunda, a global leader in air quality analysis who earned a PhD from the University of Iowa in 2002, has been named the winner of the 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) International Award.
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UI professor Jun Wang receives 2022 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award

Friday, September 9, 2022
Jun Wang, a University of Iowa professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, was announced as American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award recipient.
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UI engineering Prof. David Lee honored at international infrastructure conference

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, was honored at the 5th International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure (ICTI5).
Nicole Grosland

Nicole Grosland Named ELATES Fellow in National Leadership Program

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Nicole M. Grosland has been selected for the Class of 2022-2023 of Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) program. The ELATES program is a national leadership development program designed to promote women in academic STEM fields, and faculty allies of all genders, into institutional leadership roles.
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UI engineering professor honored for innovation and as a leader in the field of optics and photonics

Friday, August 12, 2022
Fatima Toor was announced as one of 77 new senior members of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The professional organization profiled Toor as one of the optics and photonics women leaders.
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Homeland Security officials visit University of Iowa campus

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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OPL’s jets take flight for DARPA’s Pheme capstone demonstration

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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CoE welcomes three new faculty members

Thursday, May 26, 2022
The College of Engineering is thrilled to announce the addition of three new faculty members who will be joining our institution in August 2023.
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CoE welcomes six new faculty

Thursday, May 26, 2022
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Schnoor receives the 2022 Outstanding Achievements in Environmental Science & Technology Award: The Americas Region from the American Chemical Society

Friday, March 25, 2022
Jerald Schnoor has received the Outstanding Achievements in Environmental Science & Technology Award: The Americas Region from the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS is one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with membership of over 151,000 in 140 countries.
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BME Associate Professor Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award to Study Regenerative Medicine in Ireland

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
James Ankrum, has been selected for a Fulbright Scholar Award in Ireland for the 2022-2023 academic year. Ankrum will be working with colleagues at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), to develop new tools in the field of regenerative medicine for surgeons to promote healing of large and complicated wounds.
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Iowa Watershed Approach marks five years of success

Thursday, February 24, 2022
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Army Turns to Iowa Experts as It Overhauls Fitness Standards

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
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IFC Director Witold Krajewski among seven UI faculty members named AAAS fellows

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Witold Krajewski was among 7 Iowa faculty named AAAS fellows. Krajewski was selected “for major scientific advances in hydrometeorology, flood prediction, and water resources.”
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Operator Performance Lab covered in The New Yorker

Monday, January 24, 2022
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UI military helicopters takeoff to demo tech for Joint Forces officials

Friday, January 14, 2022
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Milan Sonka named to National Academy of Inventors

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Milan Sonka has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced on December 7, 2021. He is the third UI faculty member ever named an NAI Fellow.
Larry Weber presenting to a group from North Carolina about the IWA program.

Weber Receives American Water Resources Association Award

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Larry Weber has won the prestigious Integrated Water Resources Management Award, presented by the American Water Resources Association. The award recognizes Weber’s significant contributions to the improvement and transformation of watershed management in Iowa and beyond.
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UI mechanical engineering professor receives DARPA Young Investigator Award to develop soft robots inspired by cephalopods’ tentacles

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Caterina Lamuta was recently awarded a prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop new self-morphing, stretchable soft skins (S⁴) for use in underwater vehicles and robots.
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The Road to the Future Runs Through Iowa

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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UI engineers win the 2020 Defense Innovation Award from TechConnect

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
In November 2020, Stephen Baek, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, and H.S. Udaykumar, a professor of mechanical engineering and interim associate dean for research and graduate programs, both at the University of Iowa, received the 2020 Defense Innovation Award from TechConnect. Udaykumar and Baek received the award for their presentation “MaterIQ: An AI-based software tool for materials-by-design” at the Defense TechConnect Summit.
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Richard K. Miller to serve as inaugural distinguished speaker on Thursday, November 12

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Join the College of Engineering as we welcome our inaugural Iowa Engineering Distinguished Speaker, Richard K. Miller, for a day of roundtable discussions and a seminar focused on the current challenges facing engineering education. 
Sarah Vigmostad

Sarah Vigmostad named co-chair of COE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Sarah Vigmostad, an associate professor in the Biomedical Engineering department, has become co-chair of the college's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. With her extensive experience and commitment to DEI, Sarah is well-suited to lead the council in advancing our college's goals. Congratulations, Sarah!

IIHR Publishes Currents

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


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Community STEM Day at Collins Aerospace

Thursday, July 18, 2024 9:00am to 1:00pm
The Southeast Iowa STEM Hub will host a Community STEM DAY on July 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Collins Aerospace C Ave Complex, Building 112 Parking Lot. This event is open to the public and 100% free of charge to participants. This event will feature a STEM FAIR, STEM Workshops, and Collins Aerospace Lab Tours. The Iowa Flood Center will have a booth showcasing our watershed model and other materials. Join us to learn more about your watershed and how to mitigate flooding in flood-prone...
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Behind the Scenes: IEEE Publisher (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
Identifying where to publish your research can be a daunting task. Should you write a conference paper, a journal article or both? What happens after you paper is submitted? What is peer review, an ORCID ID, a predatory journal and other publication jargon? In this session, IEEE Client Services Manager Brian Ryckman, will provide insights into publishing with IEEE, including: tips for selecting an appropriate periodical or conference to submit your manuscript, how successful authors structure...
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Iowa Water Conference

Tuesday, September 10 to Wednesday, September 11, 2024 (all day)
The 18th annual Iowa Water Conference will be held on September 10-11, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Coralville, Iowa. This year, the conference theme is “Life Depends on Water. Water Depends on You.”  Iowa’s source waters are under ever-increasing stress due to climate change, land use demands, and various contaminants. As water professionals and community members, we all play a part in protecting our source waters. Creating a resilient water cycle is critical and relies on a systems approach...
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Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 11:00am to 3:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Get your questions answered and kick-start your global experience at the University of Iowa fall Study Abroad Fair!
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College of Engineering Undergraduate Commencement

Sunday, December 22, 2024 12:00pm
Hancher Auditorium
Doors open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.