Engineering News

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Student Spotlight - Bolaji Oladipo

Friday, December 15, 2023
Bolaji Oladipo is a second-year graduate student in chemical and biochemical engineering.

Univ. of Iowa grad students develop new use for corn to fight PCBs

Friday, December 15, 2023
There are a lot of different uses for corn and now students at the University of Iowa developed a new one that helps fight harmful chemicals in the environment.
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AIChE publishes fall newsletter

Friday, December 15, 2023
The Fall 2023 issue of the AIChE Student Chapter Newsletter has been published. Read to learn about the AIChE annual student conference, the ChemE Jeopardy team's fifth national championship, and more.

Iowa Prof. Carmichael, alum Mena share expertise at COP28

Thursday, December 14, 2023
A University of Iowa professor who is among the world’s foremost experts in greenhouse gas emissions, and his former PhD student were key figures at COP28, an annual gathering of world leaders focused on climate change.
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Iowans share climate change insight after attending COP28 in Dubai

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
On this episode of River to River, environmental engineer Jerry Schnoor joins host Ben Kieffer to discuss the annual climate summit, COP28, in Dubai, and the possible repercussions of its latest draft deal which did not include a phase-out of fossil fuels.
Marie Ohlinger

CBE Student Spotlight - Marie Ohlinger

Friday, December 8, 2023
Marie Ohlinger is a fourth-year undergraduate student in chemical and biochemical engineering.
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UI environmental engineering students develop new uses for corn to fight harmful pollutants

Thursday, December 7, 2023
David Ramotowski and Qin Dong have found a new use for corn that fights PCBs in the soil with the help of bacteria.
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PhD student balances academics and family life

Thursday, December 7, 2023
University of Iowa doctoral candidate Prarthana Parepalli planned to present her dissertation in mechanical engineering a month ahead of the anticipated arrival of her second child. Mother Nature had other ideas.
Wildfire smoke

Wildfires have erased two decades’ worth of air quality gains in western US

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
A new University of Iowa study has tabulated the toll from two decades of wildfires on air quality and human health in the continental U.S. The authors report that from 2000 to 2020, the air has worsened in the western U.S., mainly due to the increase in frequency and ferocity of wildfires causing an increase of 670 premature deaths per year in the region during that time period
BlueGAP exhibit

Iowa engineers work with artists, writers, and scholars to humanize water quality issues

Monday, December 4, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are collaborating on a National Science Foundation (NSF) project called BlueGAP, which aims to connect communities across watersheds to address economic and health challenges caused by nitrogen pollution.