Research

Small-particle frontier

University of Iowa joins national Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology
The University of Iowa has been included in a national consortium exploring the benefits and potential risks of nanotechnology. The UI joins the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, which obtained nearly $20 million in additional funding from the National Science Foundation.
Jenna Whipple and Amanda Anderson with RTI setup laptop computers that will go on a laptop cart as preparations continue at the Kirkwood Center at the University of Iowa in Coralville, Iowa, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

The Gazette Kirkwood Regional Center at the UI enhances STEM teaching

The Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa welcomes 350 high school students as it opens this fall, part of a unique partnership including the UI Tippie College of Business and the Colleges of Education and Engineering, which will conduct research, education, and teacher development on site.

fresh produce at a farmer's market

Food is community

UI study finds local food movement rooted in relationships and values
A new UI study finds more Americans than ever before are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops because they enjoy knowing who grows their food. These so-called “locavores” are driven to eat locally grown food because their commitment makes them feel part of a community that shares their values.
Associate Professor of Biology Maurine Neiman works with Graduate Teaching assistant Joe Jalinsky and incoming Freshman Kaitlin Hatcher of Solon, IA in the Snail Research Lab

Be fruitful and multiply

UI researchers study why species mate and reproduce
Why do species mate when the costs of reproduction are so high? A University of Iowa biologist seek to understand why by studying female snails that can produce offspring with males—and without them. Their findings may help answer questions about genetic diversity and inherited diseases.
man in driver seat of car with hands off the wheel demonstrating driverless car technology

My car does what?!

UI partners with NSC to educate consumers about vehicle safety features
University of Iowa and the National Safety Council have launched MyCarDoesWhat.org to help educate consumers about new automotive safety technologies and how they work.

Grants UI researcher receives Carver Trust grant

Rajan Sah, MD, PhD, assistant professor of internal medicine in the UI Carver College of Medicine, has recently received a three-year, $400,000 Carver Trust Young Investigator award to study the role of fat-cell expansion in the development of insulin resistance and diabetes.

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