College of Engineering

Honors Engineering students join national conference

University of Iowa College of Engineering students representing the Hawkeye student chapter of the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers attended the 40th conference of the organization in Detroit, Michigan.

Honors Graduate students join Obermann institute

Eighteen University of Iowa students have been selected for the 2015 Obermann Graduate Institute sponsored by the UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. As Obermann Graduate Fellows, exploring how to combine public engagement with their research and teaching.

State Rep. Dean Fisher sits inside a vehicle at the National Advanced Driving Simulator while others stand around and watch.

State legislators take UI research for a test drive

Tour includes hands-on activities

The University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development hosted five state legislators on an interactive tour of campus research and economic development activities Thursday, Nov. 13.

UI researchers find East Coast hurricanes can flood the Midwest

Tropical cyclone flooding hits Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan

Located hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, the Midwest remains vulnerable to flooding from North Atlantic tropical cyclones, according to University of Iowa researchers and their colleagues.

Students listening to lecture in Macbride Auditorium

Classroom Pass: Sample 15 UI classes in one day

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Iowa Now sent teams of writers, photographers, and videographers to 15 undergraduate classes across campus to showcase the breadth and strength of the University of Iowa's academic offerings as well as its dynamic faculty and state-of-the-art facilities.

Classroom Pass reacts to thermodynamics lab

2:30 p.m.: Thermodynamics/Transport Lab, Seamans Center

Instructor Gary Aurand has divided his 21 students into seven teams. He is in constant motion as he answers their questions and offers encouragement. “I don’t give full directions,” he explains. “I want students to figure it out.”

Sarah Vigmostad standing in classroom

Classroom Pass checks out TILE classroom

9:30 a.m.: Statics, Van Allen Hall

Some 55 students are seated in a TILE classroom, gathered at whiteboards in teams of five or six to solve equilibrium problems, and Professor Sarah Vigmostad walks from group to group, encouraging them to analyze video screen images that resemble segments of a bridge.