College of Engineering

Airbag inflator

The Gazette UI's Butler explains science behind recent airbag recall

University of Iowa provost and engineering professor P. Barry Butler, who hasn't been involved in the recall, was part of a team that worked with General Motors and Ford a decade ago on passenger air bag inflators. They created software to model combustion of the propellant, he said.

Graduates take photo in front of the Old Capitol.

Celebrating commencement

Sights and sounds from spring 2015 commencement weekend
This past weekend, thousands of UI students were joined by faculty, staff, and families as they celebrated their educational milestone at commencement ceremonies around campus.

New engineering requirement builds a bridge to the creative arts

Applies to all entering first-year undergraduate students in fall 2015
Beginning in fall 2015, all entering students in the UI College of Engineering will be required to take at least three semester hours of credit in the creative arts. The new requirement is the latest addition to an educational toolkit that uniquely prepares student engineers to enter the work force.

Trends in Biotechnology UI's Ozbolat discusses current state of bioprinting technology

Although current technology shows a great deal of promise for bioprinting at organ-level complexity, many hurdles remain before the goal of printing functional organs can be realized, writes Ibrahim Ozbolat, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering.

The team looks over specifications for their design.

Seniors to reenact Van Allen radiation belt experiments

57-year-old experiment from UI will ignite new research
Four graduating seniors are helping to reenact a famous experiment from a University of Iowa scientist, helping to set new discoveries in motion.
Students in cap and gown at graduation

University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 14; wrap in early June
About 5,100 University of Iowa students will mark educational milestones as they receive their degrees at spring 2015 commencement ceremonies. Ceremonies begin Thursday, May 14, with the College of Pharmacy commencement and end Friday, June 5, with the College of Dentistry. All other ceremonies will be held May 15-16.

Their next experience

Graduating subjects from 'Student Experience' series provide updates
Several individuals previously featured in our "Student Experience" series are graduating this month. We reached out to them to find out what plans they have after graduation.
University of Iowa College of Engineering Commencement - May 16, 2015

Video: College of Engineering commencement 2015

Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m., Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
The spring 2015 UI College of Engineering commencement ceremony will be streamed live from "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. Archival video will replace the live stream on the "Iowa Now" page shortly after the ceremony concludes.
Finkbine dinner

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni honored with one of UI’s highest honors

Finkbine Dinner recognizes leadership, learning, and loyalty
University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution’s highest honors Tuesday, May 5, at the 98th anniversary of the Finkbine Dinner for Representative Student Leaders.