Engineering News

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Univ. of Iowa student highlights importance of engineering research

Friday, February 23, 2024
Cheryl Reuben is proud to show off one of the devices she assists on in her line of study. As a co-creator of a program that can forecast soil health, she is able to help farmers with water conservation.
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Univ. of Iowa College of Engineering creates AI-generated advising tool

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Even as a senior, UI Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Luke Farmer acknowledges how overwhelming some academic advisor meetings can be for underclassmen. That’s why he says he is excited about the capabilities of DINA - the AI generated Departmental Intelligent Neural Advisor.
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‘It’s virtually unregulated at this point’: Experts explain risk of AI-generated content on elections

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Milan Sonka is the director of the Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Iowa. He said right now, there is little oversight on AI-generated content.
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‘It’s corn!’ Environmental engineering students explore new use of corn to improve public health

Sunday, February 18, 2024
An estimated 2.5 billion bushels of corn are grown annually in the state of Iowa alone, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is used in the production of thousands of different products, from ethanol to livestock feed to corn sweeteners and corn starch.But promising research being conducted in the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering is raising the possibility for another use for corn: using bacteria through a bioremediation process to clean up toxic chemicals in sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.
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3 leading universities preparing PhD engineering students for global success

Friday, February 16, 2024
An advanced degree in engineering can greatly improve your career prospects. If you’re aiming for a career in academia, a research master’s is the best pathway towards a PhD, a terminal degree that trains you to become an expert in your field while pursuing your passion. Most PhD graduates progress into teaching roles in academia, working towards becoming a tenured professor.
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UI College of Engineering develops AI chatbot to answer advising questions

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
DINA is a simplified search engine for all information available on the electrical and computer engineering website.
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ESAC sustainability spotlight: Reid Simmer

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Under Professor Jerry Schnoor’s guidance, our group does research at IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering focused on remediating cancer-causing pollutants using nature-based techniques. Specifically, we specialize in treating contaminants with plants (phytoremediation) and microbes (bioremediation).
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CBE professor to serve on AIChE’s Societal Impact Operating Council

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Jennifer Fiegel, professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, will serve a three-year term on the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC).
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CBE Faculty Spotlight - David Rethwisch

Monday, February 5, 2024
David Rethwisch is a professor in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department. Learn more about him and how his career path led him to the University of Iowa.
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National expert on PCBs, University of Iowa engineering professor leading research on school exposure

Sunday, January 28, 2024
University of Iowa Engineering Professor Keri Hornbuckle was a key witness in a recent jury trial that led to an $857 million verdict against Monsanto, which manufactured toxic chemicals used for decades in schools and other buildings.