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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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Endnote & Creating Citations (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
An introduction to the desktop version of EndNote will be covered in this workshop. The software is freely available to Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff. EndNote is a citation management tool that assists with importing, organizing, sharing, and managing citations and documents, as well as create correctly formatted in-text citations and bibliographies in almost any style — in seconds. Presented by Marina Zhang, Lichtenberger Engineering Library  Part of the Engineering Thesis Summer Camp...
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Guidelines4GoodGraphs (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
Learn the best practices for designing figures for research articles and presentations, and then you will receive feedback on your figures in a low-stakes peer environment. Presented by Danielle Land, Hanson Center for Communication.  Part of the Engineering Thesis Summer Camp. This program will bring together a community of graduate students to write, eat, and learn together. We will provide some structure, inspiration, and support to help you excel in your thesis writing throughout the summer...
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Celebrating Prof. Witold Krajewski's Retirement as Iowa Flood Center Director

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 (all day)
Please help us celebrate Professor Witold Krajewski's retirement as Iowa Flood Center director! To honor his contributions and impacts on improving Iowa's flood resiliency and advancing scientific discovery and innovation for the broader water resources engineering community, a series of events will take place on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.
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Imposter Phenomena (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
We all engage in “Impostering” or believing we are not good, not deserving enough, or not producing enough in our lives at the university. This workshop assists you with learning: the definitions of Imposter Syndrome, what steps you can take to partially undo Imposter Syndrome, and the systems that contribute to creating Imposter Syndrome. You are never alone! There are partners to support you in finding campus mental health and well-being resources. Presented by: Barry A. Schreier, PhD, HSP...
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Strategies for Focus and Time Management

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
Join this workshop on time management, where you’ll learn practical strategies to take control of your time and boost your productivity. Presented by Kathleen Shaughnessy, Hanson Center for Communication.  Part of the Engineering Thesis Summer Camp. This program will bring together a community of graduate students to write, eat, and learn together. We will provide some structure, inspiration, and support to help you excel in your thesis writing throughout the summer. This seven-week program...