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
  • Academic Success Workshops: Interactive sessions available for all students, offered throughout the semester. Evidence-based presentation topics include the daily habits of successful students, time management, test taking, 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.
  • 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

REDCap Surveys

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
This training will cover REDCap surveys and logic. From enabling surveys to automatic survey invitations, we'll demonstrate the full survey functionality in REDCap. In addition, we'll cover hiding/showing fields with branching logic, calculating the difference between 2 dates with a calculated field, and other logical functions available in REDCap. After this training, you will have the ability to create and send surveys in a variety of ways as well as creating more complex projects using logic...
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Engineering Graduate Thesis Boot Camp

Wednesday, May 18 9:00am to Thursday, May 19, 2022 4:30pm
Seamans Center
2 Day Workshop (May 18 & 19) - Registration includes both days This full 2-Day Workshop Features: Dedicated Writing Time Optional Workshops on editing, formatting, creating citations, and a few others. One-on-one support from Engineering Library, Writing Center, and Graduate College. Thesis Boot Camp: What is it? Thesis Boot Camp is a multi-day workshop which provides current engineering and computer science graduate students with the opportunity to spend two days dedicated to making...

REDCap Advanced

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
This course assumes participants have a basic understanding of building instruments and surveys in REDCap. This training will cover advanced features of REDCap instruments and fields. We'll demonstrate how action tags can perform an action on a field, how data can be piped from one field to another, how using biomedical ontologies can standardize your data, and how to use validated instruments from the shared library. This will also cover the longitudinal module and using smart variables to...