College of Engineering

11 UI graduate programs in national top 10

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.