The College of Engineering and the University of Iowa offer a wide range of academic resources to support student academic achievement. One of the most important resources on campus are office hours. Instructors and TAs are best equipped to answer questions related to course content. Within the walls of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences, students will find the Hanson Center for Technical Communication, the Lichtenberger Engineering Library, and Engineering Tutoring, all of which offer free support resources to Engineering students. Students will find many additional academic resources across campus including private tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and subject based help labs.

Students may also utilize College of Engineering Academic Peer Advisors to answer questions or concerns. They offer advice on their respective majors, course combinations, course loads, and share their personal experiences through their journey to a career in engineering.  Peer Advisors are available in the Student Development Center, 3612 SC for assistance.

Academic Support Resources

Instructional Staff
  • Instructor/Professor Office HoursAll course instructors offer open times when students can drop-in to discuss questions about course content and assessments. Students can find information on how and when they can access office hours on the course syllabus.

  • Teaching Assistant (TA) - Many STEM courses employ teaching assistants, who are graduate or undergraduate students in the discipline and provide additional support for individuals or small groups.

College of Engineering Resources - Offered within the Seamans Center
  • Student Success Workshops: Interactive sessions available for all students, offered throughout the semester. Evidence-based presentation topics include student wellness and self care, time management, practical tips for learning, resiliency, and more.
  • Engineering TutoringTrained undergraduate tutors provide daily evening support for most courses typically taken in the first three semesters & share review materials before exams.
  • Study TablesStudy tables are intended to provide time and space for Engineering Math I (MATH:1550) students to connect with their peers, discuss course content, navigate assignments, and prepare for exams. Being able to collaborate when problem solving is an important skill for engineers to develop and practice. Study tables are offered each week in 3124 Seamans Center on the following days/times: Sundays 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Mondays/Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 p.m. Please contact Justine Hines (justine-hines@uiowa.edu) with questions.
  • Hanson Center for CommunicationPeer tutors assist students, faculty, and staff with projects, lab reports, presentations, essays, and other communications pieces. The Center offers opportunities to practice individual or group presentations and receive feedback.
  • Lichtenberger Engineering Library: The Engineering Library is part of the University of Iowa Libraries System. The library features collections, resources (including tools), and spaces to help students create, research, and study.

  • Peer Advisors: Seniors from each major offer individualized advice about majors, Focus Areas, course selection, academic strategies, working with faculty, and career exploration and development.

University of Iowa Campus Resources

Events

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AAUW Fellowship Session

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers prestigious fellowships for women working in any discipline. Their American Dissertation fellowship provides funding for the final year of Ph.D. dissertation completion (U.S. citizens or permanent residents), and the International Fellowship provides a year of support for graduate students who are citizens of a country other than the U.S. (Master’s, PhD, and other graduate degrees.)  Please see the AAUW website to determine eligibility...
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Seeking Support

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 5:00pm to 5:50pm
Virtual
Asking for help is not easy and sometimes can feel weak or vulnerable. In this workshop we will discuss help seeking, redefine vulnerability as a strength, and look at the different resources available on campus to support your mental health.  Register here for this workshop. You can also find the Zoom link on the Student Success Workshops website. 
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Diversity Networking Series: Conquering the Career Fair

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join us for this opportunity to practice with employers before the career fair!