Jaque Pereira da Silva PPE Research

Healthcare and engineering: ‘An amusement park of complexity’

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Jaqueline Pereira da Silva has always been enthralled by human factors engineering — aligning systems to human capabilities, limitations, and needs. Working in healthcare has presented her the opportunity to follow her passion while being challenged by the multifaceted complexity of patient care.
OPL Tom Schnell

Flyover State: Iowa Engineers Set Their Sights on the Future of Aviation

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
At the Operator Performance Laboratory, University of Iowa professor and pilot Tom “Mach” Schnell and his research team test emerging flight technology and train students for lofty careers.
Xuan Song

Xuan Song receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award to research novel ceramic manufacturing methods

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Xuan Song, University of Iowa engineering professor, has received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to advance research of ceramic additive manufacturing, which could benefit industries, including health care, defense, and energy. 
Emily Shull

Ph.D. candidate Emily Shull honored with excellence awards in Washington D.C.

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Emily Shull, industrial and systems engineering Ph.D. candidate, was honored at a ceremony in Washington D.C. for her awards from the University Transportation Center (UTC). She received the SAFER-SIM Excellence Award and the 2022 UTC Outstanding Student of the Year award.
Tj Tollakson's Dimond Bike

Ironman, innovator, and industrial engineer

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
TJ Tollakson, a 2003 University of Iowa graduate with a degree in industrial engineering, has spent time in engineering classrooms and labs as well as at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and now at Dimond Bikes, a company he founded in 2011 and where he is now CEO.
Megan Greenwood

Brewing up big ideas through industrial engineering

Monday, February 20, 2023
When Megan Greenwood graduated with her industrial engineering degree from the University of Iowa in 2011, she was working to solve one issue in engineering: the lack of women engineers across industry. Before long, she would be addressing another problem: the lack of women-led breweries among the approximately 9100 breweries in the United States.
Operator Performance Laboratory

DARPA highlights UI's contributions as ACE program transitions from simulation to live flight

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
In less than three years, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms developed under DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program have progressed from controlling simulated F-16s flying aerial dogfights on computer screens to controlling an actual F-16 in flight. University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab has contributed to the progress.
NADS-1 simulator and automated Ford Transit

A new name for driving research at the University of Iowa

Monday, February 13, 2023
The University of Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) has been renamed to the University of Iowa Driving Safety Research Institute (DSRI) to better reflect the unit’s established expertise in driving simulation and emerging work in on-road driving research. 
OPL

State report recognizes OPL for economic impact in Iowa aviation

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
A new state report has recognized the contributions of the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) to Iowa’s aviation industry.
Air Force ROTC Ceremony

ISE student named new cadet group commander of Air Force ROTC

Monday, December 12, 2022
University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab (OPL) hosted the Air Force ROTC Detachment 255 (Det 255) award ceremony and the installment of a new cadet group commander. OPL and Det 255 have a collaborative relationship.

Engineering Events

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Writing Workshop (Narrative structure, Clarity, Cohesion) (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
In this workshop, our team will work with you to weave the threads of your research into a clear and cohesive narrative. Presented by Danielle Land, Hanson Center for Communication  Part of the Engineering Thesis Summer Camp. This program will bring together a community of graduate students to write, eat, and learn together. We will provide some structure, inspiration, and support to help you excel in your thesis writing throughout the summer. This seven-week program will run June 4 through...
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Managing Anxiety/Stress/Procrastination (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
This workshop is designed to help students learn to better manage their anxiety, stress, and procrastination by utilizing a variety of tools and strategies that they can implement in their daily lives. Presented by Heidi Schmitt, University Counseling Service.  Part of the Engineering Thesis Summer Camp. This program will bring together a community of graduate students to write, eat, and learn together. We will provide some structure, inspiration, and support to help you excel in your thesis...
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Endnote & Creating Citations (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
An introduction to the desktop version of EndNote will be covered in this workshop. The software is freely available to Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff. EndNote is a citation management tool that assists with importing, organizing, sharing, and managing citations and documents, as well as create correctly formatted in-text citations and bibliographies in almost any style — in seconds. Presented by Marina Zhang, Lichtenberger Engineering Library  Part of the Engineering Thesis Summer Camp...

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