professor xiao works with students on kuka robot

NSF grant to support ME professor's study of specially modified materials

Shaoping Xiao, a University of Iowa associate professor of mechanical engineering, is developing a new method to study materials that can better withstand the demands of use in high-tech industries, including automotive, aerospace, and biomedical.

emily schmitz

CEE PhD student wins Grand Prize and People's Choice Awards at UI Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Emily Schmitz currently studying how to use unique bacteria to treat nitrate, methane, and nitrous oxide pollution from agricultural sources. After earning her PhD, she hopes to find herself in a position to continue to generate sustainable, microbial based solutions to environmental pollution challenges.

student work on mini-sim

Students build miniSims, on-the-job experience

Ben Berhow and Wil Comer—two seniors majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Iowa—both landed part-time jobs with the miniSim team at the National Advanced Driving Simulator this past year, giving them valuable on-the-job experience. 

UI Coronavirus Updates

Every Hawkeye has a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Find out what Iowa’s doing—and what you can do—to mitigate risk on campus.

Monday Minute

Every week Dean Harriet Nembhard delivers a brief insight into what is going on at the College of Engineering and what is going on in our community.

This week: As we enter finals week, we all benefit when we support each other through what are stressful times. In this quick clip, I highlight some of the mental health and wellbeing resources the university provides and emphasize how we can help and empower each other to engage in help seeking when we need to.

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REDCap Training

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am
REDCap overview training Not sure what REDCap is? Want to find out if REDCap is suitable for your research project? The REDCap Overview session will cover the basics of REDCap’s functionality and capability. No previous experience is needed. We cover the basic capabilities and the latest software enhancements. NOTE: This is not a hands-on course. After this training you will have a basic understanding of what REDCap’s capability.

UI Civil & Environmental Engineering Social at Camp Courageous

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Camp Courageous
How can Camp Courageous become a model for improving water quality and provide unique experiences in nature for campers and visitors? Join us and find out by registering today! Four teams of Iowa civil and environmental engineering faculty and students will present their strategies to enhance 24 acres of beautiful, undeveloped forest area at Camp Courageous. These designs involve a multipurpose trail system, a nature education center, stormwater management and detention plans, and systems for...

REDCap Training

Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am
REDCap basic hands-on training This training is a basic overview of REDCap. We will go through the process of creating a REDCap project starting with instrument design, assigning users access to the project, repeating instruments, enabling surveys, project testing, and ending with production mode. After this training, you will have a baseline competency in REDCap.
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