Articles from March 2024

Naina Miranda poses for a photo on a veranda in India

Journey to my roots: Rediscovering India and embracing identity

Friday, March 29, 2024
Naina Miranda, a biomedical engineering major and Global Access Ambassador, participated in the India Winterim Program in winter 23-24.
Screenshot of the College of Engineering online apparel store

The Iowa Engineering spring swag sale is underway

Friday, March 29, 2024
The Iowa Engineering spring swag sale is happening now! Online orders will be accepted until 11:00 p.m. CT on April 14.
Bonanza Beechcraft

Iowa engineering students collect data to help detect wildfires

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
University of Iowa engineering students, supported by the Operator Performance Laboratory, took to the Georgia sky to capture data that could enhance the ability to remotely detect wildfires.
Kim Avrama Blackwell

Blackwell receives NIH grant to explore gender disparities in substance use disorders

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Kim "Avrama" Blackwell, professor and department executive officer of the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a $2.35 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance her research on the correlation between substance abuse and female sex hormones.
Hogs in a concentrated animal feeding operation

As some researchers point to alcohol for Iowa's cancer rise, others suspect agriculture

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Amid increasing scrutiny of a potential link between Iowa farm chemicals and cancer, a new report is generating controversy as it blames rising cancer rates not on the toxins used widely throughout the state, but on something else entirely: binge alcohol consumption.

UI engineering professor’s research of ‘broken heart syndrome’ gets NIH backing

Monday, March 25, 2024
University of Iowa engineering professor Xiaodong Wu is investigating a new framework for diagnosis and prognosis of patients with Takotsubo using imaging readily available in clinical settings.

Latest DNR report shows half of Iowa’s water bodies are impaired

Sunday, March 24, 2024
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ most recent water quality assessment report showed that over half of the state’s water bodies are impaired, which means they are unsafe for their designated uses.
A tractor pulling a tank of anydrous ammonia in a field

Cancer in Iowa: What role does agriculture play in Iowa’s high cancer rates?

Sunday, March 24, 2024
A growing body of research links nitrate and pesticides to some types of cancer.
Keri Hornbuckle poses for a photo in her lab

‘Everyone thinks it’s a thing of the past’: PCB pollution may be worse now than before they were banned

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) released into the environment could be higher now than they were during peak production in the 1970s. Despite being banned for over 40 years, new estimates suggest that significant amounts of these carcinogenic chemicals are inadvertently being formed as byproducts of other chemical processes.

CEE professor named International Environmental Modelling and Software Society Fellow

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Ibrahim Demir, Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow and University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering associate professor, was named a 2023 Fellow by the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society.