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$ 77,370

mean annual wage in Iowa, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

98 %

placement rate within seven months of graduation.


new job openings by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Senior Design Experience

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Over 110 projects in 35 communities in service and outreach to Iowans


Hydroscience Lab

Open Search for Iowa Flood Center Director

The College of Engineering at the University of Iowa invites applications for the position of director of the Iowa Flood Center at IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering. We seek a visionary leader and innovative scholar to direct and manage a team of faculty, research engineers, graduate assistants, and staff to build on the success of IFC and expand its research portfolio, outreach and communications programs, and scientific and societal impact.



Lee to deliver to two keynote addresses this summer

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering professor, has been invited as a keynote speaker at two premier international conferences in his research field, which focuses on improving sustainability of asphalt pavement.
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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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UI Research Foundation forms UI Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

Monday, May 20, 2024
College of Engineering researchers are among those invited to join the chapter membership for their significant contributions to innovation and economic development on the UI campus and in the region.
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From books to baskets: Addi O'Grady and Taylor McCabe balance engineering and basketball

Friday, May 10, 2024
University of Iowa engineering student-athletes Addison “Addi” O’Grady and Taylor McCabe played important minutes for the Iowa women's basketball team that captivated the nation and beyond.
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CEE graduate student recognized for deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership

Monday, April 29, 2024
Alexis Slade, a University of Iowa PhD candidate in civil and environmental engineering, has received the President's Student Leadership Award for showing a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership.
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CEE's Riley Post honored with 2024 Hancher-Finkbine award

Monday, April 29, 2024
Ten University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received awards April 16 at the 107th Finkbine Dinner Celebration.
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Engineering alum receives Eight over 80 Award

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Robert "Bob" Wubbena is among the alumni selected for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement's Eight over 80 Award. The award honors eight alumni, aged 80 and over, who carry the Hawkeye spirit of achievement and continue to help others.
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Biotech firm’s philanthropy sponsors Iowa engineering research

Monday, April 15, 2024
Valkyrie Analytics has pledged $1.5 million to the Bioenergy Innovation Fund to support the research of Craig Just, University of Iowa's Donald E. Bently Professor in Engineering and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

CEE professor named International Environmental Modelling and Software Society Fellow

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Ibrahim Demir, Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow and University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering associate professor, was named a 2023 Fellow by the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society.
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Scherer demonstrates value of University of Iowa Distinguished Chair award

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Named a distinguished chair in 2021, Michelle Scherer is one of the scholars benefiting from the university’s efforts to support faculty excellence. Scherer, a professor of civil and environmental engineering who is highly regarded for her research in environmental chemistry, says the award has opened many new possibilities for her on campus.