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Department News

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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.
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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.
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Student Spotlight: Maxwell Hammond

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Maxwell Hammond, a PhD student at the Cooperative Autonomous Systems Lab, unveils a novel approach to maneuver soft continuum robots.
Sharif Rahman

ME professor developing new algorithms to optimize design reliability

Friday, September 15, 2023
Sharif Rahman, a professor of mechanical engineering and a faculty affiliate of the Iowa Technology Institute, is developing advanced computational algorithms to optimize designs of complex engineering systems and structures that could make ground vehicles, aerospace structures, and electronic packaging, among many examples, more reliable.

Engineering Events

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da Vinci Library Quest

Monday, April 8 8:30am to Friday, April 12, 2024 5:00pm
Embark on a journey through the realms of art, science, and innovation with the da Vinci Library Quest! Celebrate National Library Week from April 8 to April 12, by immersing yourself in the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci across eight library locations. Explore exhibits and engage in hands-on activities, collecting stamps for each location visited along the way.   But remember: To qualify for the raffle drawing on April 15 at 1 p.m., you must collect a minimum of five stamps and drop off your...
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Why Do Good Engineers Make Bad Decisions?

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seamans Center
Exploring the why behind ethical missteps and how unethical activities occur in the world of Engineering.

Research Open House Workshop

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 2:00pm
Seamans Center
Preparing a poster and crafting your research pitch for the College of Engineering Research Open House
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