Who am I
Name: Elise Koltonowski
Major: Chemical Engineering
Minor/Certificates: Computer Science; Chemistry
Hometown: Plymouth, MN
To reach out! College is something totally new so it's really important to try all you can and utilize all the resources offered by the University and by the people around you. Trying new things is where I've had the most fun and made the most connections.
I love volunteering and back home I work at Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners and other small volunteering organizations in my community. I also did research in the Chemistry Department with Shaw Labs.
Math 4: Differential Equations. I enjoy the structure and content of that class--it makes problem solving easy.
I have done research in the Chemistry Department in Dr. Shaw's Lab. I focused on electrochemical Redox Battery Flow research to work towards better ways to store sustainable energy.
CIMBA Italy Study Abroad Program though the University. I went in the summer of 2022 for 4 weeks and studied Thermodynamics and Italian Culture. I was also able to travel all over Italy on the 4 day weekends.
I am a Teaching Assistant for Process Calculations, this will be my second year as a engineering TA! I am also the Vice President for the Society of Women Engineers; an Alumni Outreach Council member of Theta Tau; a member of Tau Beta Pi, Omega Chi Epsilon (Chemical Engineering Honors Society), AIChE (American Institute for Chemical Engineers), and LEaPP (Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Pathways).
I love the community that surrounds the University of Iowa. There is so much school spirit here and everyone is so open to new connections, it really is amazing.
I love to go on long walks or bike rides with my friends and enjoy the amazing Iowa campus! I always find fun new places to explore.
Something fun about me is that I've paraglided, zip-lined, and cliff jumped and my next 'height-involved' goal is to go skydiving (hopefully with Iowa's skydiving club)!