College of Engineering

jacob heiden at driving simulator

UI grad’s student employment put him on the road to his career

Jacob Heiden landed a job at UI’s NADS after working there his senior year
Jacob Heiden spent his last year of college working at the UI’s National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS). Now he’s a research support coordinator there and focuses on educating middle school students and others about the dangers of using a smartphone while driving.

Despite its dearth of coastline, Iowa has scientists who study hurricane forecasts

UI research evaluates forecasting models for predicting rainfall from tropical cyclones
To help improve hurricane preparedness and mitigation efforts, new University of Iowa–led research examines how accurate current forecasting systems are in predicting rainfall from North Atlantic tropical cyclones that make landfall in the United States.

Honors Four UI faculty members win top teaching award

Anton Kruger, Dan Matheson, Daniel Weeks, and Rachel Williams have won the 2016 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of their years of outstanding teaching.
The 2016 corn monument includes a mural based on the first picture of Herky drawn by a UI alumnus in 1948. Coincidentally, the drawing also featured Northwestern, who the Hawkeyes will play in their Homecoming game Oct. 1.

Students construct monumental Homecoming tradition

2016 corn monument is bigger, more ambitious than ever
In the third year of the corn monument revival, University of Iowa engineering students ramped up their efforts with the tallest, largest, and most ambitious design on record.
insect image

Breaking through the shell

Researchers create technique for opening insects’ exoskeletons to study living cells
Insects are tough animals to study. One reason is their armor-like coating, called an exoskeleton, which protects their organs. Researchers have discovered a technique to open the exoskeleton in order to study living organs and cells.
New Creative Space in UI College of Engineering

Engineering library opens new Creative Space

Users can explore new technology, including virtual reality, 3-D scanning
University of Iowa students have a new resource to explore the latest in virtual reality, 3-D scanning and modeling, and wearable technology.