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

ACM@UIOWA: Tech Talk with Professor Juan Pablo Hourcade- Giving Out Superpowers: A Discussion of Ethics, Cognitive Processes, and the Future of Interactive Technology promotional image

ACM@UIOWA: Tech Talk with Professor Juan Pablo Hourcade- Giving Out Superpowers: A Discussion of Ethics, Cognitive Processes, and the Future of Interactive Technology

Friday, October 22, 2021 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Seamans Center
Abstract: The use of interactive technologies is changing the way our cognitive processes work: from perception to memory, attention, learning, problem solving, communication, and metacognition. In fact, we may be seeing the beginnings of one of the largest shifts in cognition brought about by technology, perhaps even bigger than the changes brought by handwriting and mathematical notation. The problem is that we have largely been reactive. For the most part, technology designers develop what…
Research Scholars Workshop: Understanding the Publishing Process: Behind the Scenes with IEEE  promotional image

Research Scholars Workshop: Understanding the Publishing Process: Behind the Scenes with IEEE

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
This workshop will cover: Tips for selecting an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference How successful IEEE authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted Insights into what editors look for in a submission and why editors and reviewers reject papers Tools & resources to help authors through the publishing process including IEEE's Author Center,Publication Recommender, and Reference Preparation Assistance Strategies for using IEEE Xplore effectively for a…

TriNetX Training

Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
TriNetX training This training will provide an in depth look at TriNetX and show you how to use the tool. We will go through building a study, searching for a specific population, and finally what information you gather from the specific cohort. We will also discuss next steps on getting data extracted for research. After this training you will have a thorough understanding of how to use TriNetX and what the process is to get data extracted for research studies.