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News

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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.
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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.
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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.

Events

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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.