College of Engineering

student and instructor working in bike-building course

Two disciplines. Two wheels. One elite program.

Unique bike-building classes combining art and engineering set worldwide standard
The University of Iowa’s world-renowned bicycle frame–building courses bring together art and engineering students to answer the question “How do you build a bike?” Conceived by art professor Steve McGuire in 2010, Fabrication and Design: Hand Built Bicycle has become the model for how to build a university bike-building course.

OneIT door-access automation project saves staff time, increases security

Thanks to a OneIT subproject, many UI students’ and employees’ Iowa One Card door access is now automatically updated based on information from MAUI and human resources or housing databases. The new system saves staff members’ time and increases security.
woman using cookstove

UI hosts conference to save millions of lives globally

Speakers to discuss health and environmental effects of wood-burning cookstoves
Millions of women die every year from the simple household task of cooking. The University of Iowa is hosting a group of internationally recognized experts at a conference, Women’s Health and the Environment: Going up in Smoke, to address the silent global crisis of cookstove smoke.

11 UI graduate programs ranked among nation's best

Latest rankings from ‘US News & World Report’ released March 14
The University of Iowa also has 24 colleges and graduate programs listed among the 25 best in the nation, according to the latest rankings released Tuesday from “U.S. News & World Report.”

Inland communities bear the brunt of hurricane-related flood damage

Work by UI researcher sheds new light on the expansive effects of hurricanes
When most people think of hurricanes, they think of mighty storm surges pounding coastal communities. But a team of researchers who studied 28 hurricanes from 2001 to 2014 found that freshwater flooding, sometimes thousands of miles inland, can cause even greater destruction.
robotics students

UI team helps blind high schoolers build robot for competition

Iowa’s Braille and Sight Saving School will compete for the first time in regional robotics contest
Professors and graduate students from the University of Iowa are working with students from the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School to build a robot. The IESBVI team, the Dark Side, is competing in the First Robotics Competition in Cedar Falls, which will take place March 23 through 25.
aerial view of field and waterway

$96.9 million Iowa Watershed Approach shifts into high gear

Watershed management authorities across the state identifying ways to reduce runoff and flood damage
Cities, counties, and other groups, including the UI, are organizing regional watershed management authorities (WMAs) and hiring project coordinators as the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA), a $96.9 million program, enters its first official year and kicks off work to reduce flood risks and improve water quality across the state.

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