College of Engineering

Honors Algharrawi earns UI Research Foundation inventor award

The UI’s Khalid Algharrawi has received the 2016 University of Iowa Research Foundation Inventor Award for his research project involving the production of 7-methylxanthne from caffeine and theobromine via the metabolic engineering of E. coli.
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Building virtual worlds to prep for the real one

Students tackle research challenges using latest virtual technology
At the University of Iowa, undergraduate students work side by side with researchers to create a digital human being, design virtual car trips for an advanced driving simulator, and more. Hands-on tech experiences like these allow students to grow intellectually and prepare for their career after college.
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UI professor gets a firsthand look at the business of lawmaking

David Cwiertny provides scientific expertise as staffer for House Committee on Energy and Commerce
UI engineering professor David Cwiertny decided to spend his sabbatical working for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and hopes his experience will inform his next course, Politics and Economics of Food, Energy and Water Systems. Cwiertny recently sat down with “Iowa Now” to discuss his time in D.C.
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Looking back at spring 2017 commencement ceremonies

...and forward to the final commencement, for the College of Dentistry, May 26
UI graduates celebrated a series of commencements May 11–14. From the Carver College of Medicine to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Hawkeyes cheered and shed some tears at the closing of an important chapter in their lives. Read a recap and check out some photos of the festivities.
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Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory tackles pilot behavior, air safety

Current research focuses on pilot distraction and degraded visual environments
This isn’t your kids’ VR headset. Researchers at the University of Iowa Operator Performance Laboratory are using augmented reality to assess how the proliferation of technology in the cockpit is affecting pilots’ concentration. They’re also using it to make difficult helicopter landings safer.
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Passion for solving puzzles fuels engineering pursuits

UI nontraditional student spent eight years earning a second degree
Sean Seelau earned degrees in philosophy, worked for years in the telecommunications industry, then in his forties decided to return to school. Now he’s graduating from the UI with a BA in mechanical engineering and is the first graduate to receive the UI’s new Certificate in Naval Hydrodynamics.
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University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 11, wrap May 26
About 4,800 UI students will receive their degrees at spring 2017 commencement ceremonies, which begin May 11 with the College of Pharmacy and end on May 26 with the College of Dentistry. All other ceremonies will take place May 12–14. Read on for college-specific information, including links to live video.
University of Iowa College of Engineering Commencement - May 14, 2017

Video: College of Engineering commencement ceremony

A video recording of the spring 2017 UI College of Engineering commencement ceremony is now available for viewing. The event was held Sunday, May 14.
young boy riding bicycle using adaptive device, with three UI engineering students following on foot

UI College of Engineering students go above and beyond to help 8-year-old ride his bicycle

Born without a right arm, Jonny Cole couldn’t ride a bike. Four UI undergrads created a device that lets him ride with confidence.
Born without a right arm, Jonny Cole couldn’t ride a bike. Now, four UI undergrads in the Department of Biomedical Engineering have created a device that lets him ride with confidence.