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6 months post graduation:

94 %

Employed, continuing education, or not seeking

$ 64,750

Median salary

Department News

Venanzio Cichella

Venanzio Cichella named outstanding young alumnus by alma mater

Monday, May 20, 2024
Venanzio Cichella, a University of Iowa engineering professor, received the University of Illinois MechSE Outstanding Young Alumni Award, which recognizes alumni who have graduated from the department fewer than 10 years ago and who have embodied the department and university’s values in their professional careers.
Rachel Vitali

Vitali's research could improve student career opportunities in U.S. Navy 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Rachel Vitali, mechanical engineering assistant professor, has identified human performance as a new dimension of University of Iowa’s Naval Sciences and Technology certificate.
Ken Reichert sits in the half-cab simulator holding the digital gauge cluster

Mechanical engineering student Kenneth Reichert builds miniSims

Monday, January 22, 2024
University of lowa mechanical engineering student Kenneth Reichert has worked on building a custom half-cab simulator alongside miniSim team members for the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
ME student

ME PhD student receives Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellowship for air traffic research

Sunday, January 7, 2024
Gage MacLin, a first year University of Iowa PhD candidate studying mechanical engineering, has received a fellowship to support NASA-aligned research through the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Program.
Photo of Prarthana Parepalli

PhD student balances academics and family life

Thursday, December 7, 2023
University of Iowa doctoral candidate Prarthana Parepalli planned to present her dissertation in mechanical engineering a month ahead of the anticipated arrival of her second child. Mother Nature had other ideas.

Engineering Events

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Guidelines4GoodGraphs (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
Learn the best practices for designing figures for research articles and presentations, and then you will receive feedback on your figures in a low-stakes peer environment. 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...
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Celebrating Prof. Witold Krajewski's Retirement as Iowa Flood Center Director

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 (all day)
Please help us celebrate Professor Witold Krajewski's retirement as Iowa Flood Center director! To honor his contributions and impacts on improving Iowa's flood resiliency and advancing scientific discovery and innovation for the broader water resources engineering community, a series of events will take place on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.
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Imposter Phenomena (Engineering Thesis Summer Camp)

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
We all engage in “Impostering” or believing we are not good, not deserving enough, or not producing enough in our lives at the university. This workshop assists you with learning: the definitions of Imposter Syndrome, what steps you can take to partially undo Imposter Syndrome, and the systems that contribute to creating Imposter Syndrome. You are never alone! There are partners to support you in finding campus mental health and well-being resources. Presented by: Barry A. Schreier, PhD, HSP...
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