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Our graduates are ethical, globally aware citizens whose work at Iowa and throughout their careers makes the world safer and our use of resources more efficient.

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College of Engineering faculty, staff and students are engaged in research that will improve quality of life and transform our world through engineering for human health, engineering for the environment, and engineering for emerging technologies.

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.
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.

Events

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College of Engineering Undergraduate Commencement

Sunday, May 18, 2025 12:00pm
Date and time are subject to change; the venue and location will be published the session prior. Doors open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. No tickets required.
College of Engineering Undergraduate Commencement promotional image

College of Engineering Undergraduate Commencement

Sunday, December 21, 2025 12:00pm
Date and time are subject to change; the venue and location will be published the session prior. Doors open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.
College of Engineering Undergraduate Commencement promotional image

College of Engineering Undergraduate Commencement

Sunday, May 17, 2026 12:00pm
Date and time are subject to change; the venue and location will be published the session prior. Doors open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. No tickets required.
College of Engineering Undergraduate Commencement promotional image

College of Engineering Undergraduate Commencement

Sunday, December 20, 2026 12:00pm
Date and time are subject to change; the venue and location will be published the session prior. Doors open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.