Articles from May 2024

Photo of Keith Schilling standing in front of a body of water

With data centers and drought, Iowa studies aquifers

Friday, May 31, 2024
The Iowa Legislature allocated $250,000 this year for a study of Iowa’s aquifers to make sure they don’t run dry with increased use.
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An air quality model that is evolving with the times

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
The pioneering Sulfur Transport and Deposition Model, initially designed to simulate atmospheric sulfur, continues to find new applications and value in environmental science and policymaking.
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CoE leadership updates announced

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
College of Engineering Dean Ann McKenna provided an update on several administrative transitions and appointments underway this semester. The appointments will become effective on July 1.
Venanzio Cichella

Venanzio Cichella named outstanding young alumnus by alma mater

Monday, May 20, 2024
Venanzio Cichella, a University of Iowa engineering professor, received the University of Illinois MechSE Outstanding Young Alumni Award, which recognizes alumni who have graduated from the department fewer than 10 years ago and who have embodied the department and university’s values in their professional careers.
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UI Research Foundation forms UI Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

College of Engineering researchers are among those invited to join the chapter membership for their significant contributions to innovation and economic development on the UI campus and in the region.
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Farmer gives commencement speech

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Luke Farmer of Manchester was selected as the student speaker for the university’s College of Engineering, one of just 20 students to serve as either a speaker or national anthem singer.
wildfire in forest

Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Charles Stanier and Gregory Carmichael, professors of chemical and biochemical engineering, are coauthors of this article on this year's wildfire and air quality outlook.
Rachel Vitali

Vitali's research could improve student career opportunities in U.S. Navy 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Rachel Vitali, mechanical engineering assistant professor, has identified human performance as a new dimension of University of Iowa’s Naval Sciences and Technology certificate.
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From books to baskets: Addi O'Grady and Taylor McCabe balance engineering and basketball

Friday, May 10, 2024
University of Iowa engineering student-athletes Addison “Addi” O’Grady and Taylor McCabe played important minutes for the Iowa women's basketball team that captivated the nation and beyond.
Dr. Reddy

Reddy honored as a 'Highly Ranked Scholar' in two engineering fields

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Sudhakar M. Reddy, an emeritus professor of electrical and computer engineering who joined the University of Iowa College of Engineering in 1966, was named a Highly Ranked Scholar in two categories. Reddy was ranked the No. 10 scholar in computer-aided design and the No. 15 scholar in integrated circuits.