Articles from August 2023

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Ankrum, Sander awarded NIH grant to improve wound healing therapies  

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Edward Sander, a University of Iowa professor of biomedical engineering and Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering, and James Ankrum, UI associate professor of biomedical engineering, are co-principal investigators of the study sponsored by a new National Institutes of Health grant. 
Rachel Vitali

ME professor's study aims to improve retention in the engineering field 

Thursday, August 24, 2023
Through a new two-year study sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Iowa assistant professor Rachel Vitali plans to modify the teaching approach in the middle two years of an engineering program to see if that helps correct perceptions as well as intentions to persist in the engineering major and workforce.  
Caterina Lamuta

DARPA Director’s Fellowship recognizes ME professor's progress on octopus-inspired robot

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Caterina Lamuta, a University of Iowa assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received the selective Director’s Fellowship from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue development of an underwater robot that mimics the movement of an octopus or squid.  

Summer jobs: Engineering students apply skills in Iowa, across the country

Friday, August 18, 2023
University of Iowa College of Engineering students worked in at least 15 different states for 77 different organizations, gaining experience in quality control, program management, design, structures, transportation, and many more fields.  
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BME student wins Sharks’ Top Choice award 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Subin Erattakulangara, a University of Iowa PhD candidate in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Sharks’ Top Choice award at a premier meeting for the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in June 2023 in Toronto.  
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Bai receives Automatica Paper Prize at World Congress

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
A longtime professor, Er-Wei Bai at the University of Iowa College of Engineering has been honored for outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of control engineering and science as documented in a paper published in Automatica.