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Engineering alumnus Horn to speak at Grabbing the Globe seminar April 24

Engineering alumnus Nathan Horn will be the guest presenter at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering “Grabbing the Globe” seminar Thursday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. in 101 Becker Communications Studies Buidling. Story

New flood preparedness tool available for the Mason City area

A dynamic, new online flood preparedness tool which will help emergency managers improve flood warnings and response has been developed for the Winnebago River at Mason City, Iowa. Story

UI welcomes young inventors to Invent Iowa competiton

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Elementary students throughout the state gathered at the University of Iowa Saturday, April 19, to showcase their inventions. It's part of a program geared toward getting young minds to make people's lives easier. Story from: KGAN


Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story

'Black Girls Do Science'

Elementary school girls attending the UI’s recent "Black Girls Do Science" camp learned that making lip gloss from Vaseline and Kool Aid is fun.

Some 70 elementary school girls learned that using Vaseline and Kool Aid to make lip gloss can be educational and fun when they participated in “Black Girls Do Science,” a one-day camp for girls in grades 4-8 held April 12 at the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Story

UI named mentoring center for minority graduate students

Phillip Kutzko speaking with his class

The University of Iowa has been awarded $1.2 million to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring in the nation. The three-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recognizes the UI's long history of recruiting and educating minority students in STEM fields. Story

Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones, and other devices that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published in the journal Nature Communications. Story

Top student employees

Student at work on a computer with a simulated human avatar.Dave Bein talks about his work with the Virtual Soldier Research lab in this video from fall 2012. Bein was just named the UI and State of Iowa student employee of the year. Video by David Gamradt.

Dave Bein, a third-year mechanical engineering major originally from Silvis, Ill., has been named the State of Iowa student employee of the year, one of seven University of Iowa students recognized for exemplary performance in campus jobs. Video

What scientists look like

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Sixty girls roamed the UI Seamans Center Saturday for the second Black Girls Do Science, a day camp for fourth- to eighth-graders to dispel stereotypes and to allow girls interested in the science, technology, engineering, and math to experiment in these areas. Story from: The Daily Iowan

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NSF CAREER Award; nursing research grant

Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and that humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story


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