Our Mission

Graduate students in the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa are engaged in research that transforms our world through engineering for human health, the environment, and emerging technologies. Our college has a long history of preparing students for careers in industry, government, and academia, equipping them with the practical skills, expert knowledge, and an ethical foundation to create innovative solutions for engineering's grand challenges.

Our college is committed to welcoming and nurturing all learners, regardless of background, identity, and lived experience. In recognition of our commitment to foster an inclusive community, our college was selected to be recipient of a Bronze Award of the American Society for Engineering Education Diversity Recognition Program. As stated in our Strategic Plan, we strive to create an environment in which all members of the collegiate community—students, staff, and faculty—are welcomed, supported, and able to thrive.

Research Spotlight

Moala Bannavti in lab


Moala Bannavti

PhD student, Civil and Environmental Engineering

“Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are pollutants in the water and affect all schools, especially lower-income, minority-predominant ones. I hope to find a way to make it cheaper for public schools to get rid of PCBs.”   

amanda pan


Yue (Amanda) Pan

PhD student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

“As an engineer, being able to help the doctors improve treatment for patients with pulmonary disease feels great. We have a lot of professionals and resources at the university, which makes everything easier and enjoyable.”

Graduate Studies Viewbook