Facebook will soon make a home in central Iowa while Google is also adding a new data center in the state, inspiring UI experts and students to discuss what impact this will have on the economy and future employment opportunities.
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Hand hygiene among health care workers is critically important for preventing the spread of infections, but hectic worker schedules make manually tracking hygiene compliance difficult. A team of University of Iowa researchers has developed a remote tracking system to better monitor hand-washing habits. Story
Equipment displays, hands-on activities, talks by company leaders, and networking opportunities will mark John Deere Day at the UI, an event designed to showcase career options across a range of professions, from engineering to public health. Story
Researchers in the University of Iowa Departments of Computer Science and Psychology bring in children to ride a realistic virtual course in the UI bike simulator. The information gathered gives insight into a child's decision making process while riding a bike.
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Doug Jones, University of Iowa associate professor of computer science and co-author of Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count? comments on the difficulty of getting voting software right.
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An app designed by Juan Pablo Hourcade, assistant professor of computer science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, helps children with autism improve their social skills.
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