College of Engineering

UI studies impact of marijuana on driving

First-of-its-kind study at University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator shows how marijuana and marijuana with alcohol impact driving
A new study conducted at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator has found drivers who use alcohol and marijuana together weave more on a virtual roadway than drivers who use either substance independently. However, the cocktail of alcohol and marijuana does not double the effect of the impairment.

UPI GruntSim: the load-bearing video game simulation for Marines

A computer simulation program—developed by the Center for Computer Aided Design at the University of Iowa—that measures equipment weight, distribution, and effects on body mechanics and performance, is being given to the Marine Corps.

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.

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