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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.
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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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Strategies for Focus and Time Management

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
Join this workshop on time management, where you’ll learn practical strategies to take control of your time and boost your productivity. Presented by Kathleen Shaughnessy, 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...
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AI’s Impact in Health Care | Chat From the Old Cap

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Health Care
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Community STEM Day at Collins Aerospace

Thursday, July 18, 2024 9:00am to 1:00pm
The Southeast Iowa STEM Hub and Collins Aerospace will host a Community STEM Day on Thursday, July 18, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., at Collins Aerospace, in Cedar Rapids. This event is open to the public and *free of charge to exhibitors and participants. This event will feature a STEM FAIR, STEM Workshops, and Collins Aerospace Lab Tours. The Iowa Flood Center will have a booth showcasing our watershed model and other materials. Join us to learn more about your watershed and how to mitigate flooding in...
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