Engineering News

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The CoE fall swag sale is underway

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Our fall swag sale is happening now! Get your orders in before the store closes on November 5.
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Can little ponds fight big floods?

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Fighting floods is becoming a pressing issue. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Iowa’s Riley Post determines one way to do so.
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ECE student awarded Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Fahim Ahmed Zaman, a University of Iowa PhD candidate in electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded a Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate College. 
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Univ. of Iowa Driving Safety Research Institute holds open house

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
University of Driving Safety Research Institute holds open house.
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Hydro dams are struggling to handle the world’s intensifying weather

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Climate change is robbing some hydro dams of water while oversupplying others—forcing managers to employ new forecasting technology and clever strategies to capitalize on what they have.
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$2.9M NIH grant helps CBE professor improve cochlear implant function and safety  

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
University of Iowa engineering professor C. Allan Guymon is conducting research to make cochlear implants safer and enhance hearing quality by developing materials that will be more compatible and more effectively integrate with the human body.  
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ECE professor on multidisciplinary Iowa team seeking new therapies for eye disease

Friday, September 29, 2023
University of Iowa professors Elliott H. Sohn, Milan Sonka, and Jon C.D. Houtman are working to unravel the mechanics of the “wet” form of age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that can blur one’s central vision. 
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CBE study finds solar hydrogen costs could beat federal goals

Monday, September 25, 2023
A University of Iowa graduate student has found a method for generating solar hydrogen that could make the cost of this renewable energy source more affordable than benchmark goals targeted by the Department of Energy, according to findings published this month in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.
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ESAC plants Pollinator Garden outside Seamans Center

Monday, September 18, 2023
The Engineering Staff Advisory Council has installed the ESAC Pollinator Garden on the back side of the Seamans Center. The ESAC Pollinator Garden is the University of Iowa's first project as part of the Bee Campus USA initiative, which commits to reduce pesticides, provide educational opportunities for pollinator conservation, and increase native plantings.  
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Will summers of wildfire haze in Iowa be the new normal? New research says yes.

Monday, September 18, 2023
We all are familiar with heat waves that pass through during Midwest summers, but how about smoke waves? Those, according to Charles Stanier, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa, may become the new normal.