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6 months post graduation:

94 %

Employed, continuing education, or not seeking

$ 64,750

Median salary

Department News

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.
Maxwell Hammond working at a computer

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

Technical Writing Group

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 1:00pm
Seamans Center
Presenting and describing your data and technical writing practice.

Dissertation Support Group

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 2:00pm
Seamans Center
MS and PhD thesis drafting and revision

Writing Together Group

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 9:30am
Seamans Center
A regular, quiet time to meet and work on your own writing projects alongside your peers
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