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.
  • 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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LEaPP Academy Launch Event

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Seamans Center
Launch into our newest initiative, LEaPP, by attending on of these informational sessions.

Learn & Create Workshops - Soldering Basics: Through Hole

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Seamans Center
Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to explore the world of electronics. With this simple skill, you will gain a better understanding of electronics and be better equipped to create your own. This workshop will focus on through-hole soldering. Taught by John Kostman, Engineering Electronics Shop.

Grad DEI Virtual Conversation Series

Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Join us for the Grad DEI Virtual Conversation Series this February via Zoom as we host virtual conversation spaces with alumna Dr. DaVida Anderson and Dr. Laila McCloud, co-founders and board members of the Strong Sister, Silly Sister program.