Welcome to the University of Iowa College of Engineering

Ann McKenna

The college’s mission is to build an inclusive, diverse, and responsible community that is continually seeking creative solutions to elevate humanity.

We are committed to the whole development of the student with a keen sense of being “an engineer…and something more” by combining a rigorous technical education with essential 21st century skills in teamwork, communication, global awareness, leadership, entrepreneurship, and creativity. This "uniquely Iowa" approach builds upon the strengths provided by each college across our comprehensive university. The University of Iowa is uniquely qualified to provide talented students the type of broad technological education demanded in a rapidly changing world.

Iowa Engineering is driven by talented faculty, staff, and students who are producing knowledge to address grand challenges around advanced technologies, health sciences, sustainability, energy, and the environment. Our graduates are ethical, globally aware citizens whose work while at the University of Iowa and throughout their careers makes the world safer and our use of resources more efficient. We are advancing knowledge through fundamental and applied research as well as facilitating life-long learning and economic development.

As dean, I provide leadership for the college's mission, promote the academic quality and welfare of the college's faculty and students, and direct strategic-planning processes and the allocation of the budget. Throughout these activities, I work closely with the college's associate deans, department heads, center directors, councils, and advisory boards as well as central administration to ensure the strongest possible future for our community.

Whether you are a prospective student, parent, alumnus, researcher, faculty or staff member, government or industry decision maker—or just browsing—I am proud to invite you to explore the College of Engineering further and learn more.

Ann F. McKenna
Dean, College of Engineering
Roy J. Carver Professor of Engineering