A growing teacher-training program at the University of Iowa is aimed at increasing the number of engineering degrees awarded to women in the state of Iowa by providing middle and high school-aged girls access to opportunities in STEM, reports the Daily Iowan. The Femineers program was developed at California State Polytechnic Institute to provide training […]

A team of biomedical engineers and University of Iowa alumnae who designed a bra for breast cancer survivors won $10,000 from Victoria’s Secret GRL PWR Project to put the bra into production, reports the UI press office. The former students will use the award money to file a patent for the GAMA bra, which is […]

The University of Iowa and Iowa State University are ranked in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2018, which is compiled by the National Academy of Inventors. The Iowa State University Research Foundation tied for No. 69 with Florida State University and Wake Forest University with 34 patents; the University of Iowa […]

University of Iowa students change the rules for amputees What would you have done in college with a machine that could print nearly anything you wanted? University of Iowa students Cody Wilson and Dylan Ray started the 2018-19 school year with just that question. The engineering students had access to a small basement lab in […]

Gabriella Perez, research technology compliance specialist at the University of Iowa, is one of six inaugural Trusted CI Open Science Cybersecurity fellows nationwide, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The program is under the National Science Foundation’s Cybersecurity Center for Excellence, and Perez can access weekly digital presentations from cybersecurity experts and will receive funding to […]

Students and researchers at the University of Iowa are using the same laser scanning technology that mapped Notre Dame to document Iowa landmarks, reports the Des Moines Register. UI professor and geographic information systems (GIS) analyst Adam Skibbe is leading students in laser-mapping landmarks such as Kinnick Stadium and the Maquoketa Caves using the LiDAR […]

Iowa City leaders do not want to be caught off-guard the day autonomous vehicles become mainstream – and the city is tapping a team of University of Iowa graduate students to begin assessing the area’s needs, reports the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton said the city put in a request with the […]

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has awarded seed funding through the Iowa STEM Innovation Fund to four programs to aid scaling efforts across the state. This year’s awardees were selected out of a pool of 20 applications. Awardees are the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition; the Iowa Tech Chicks; St. Theresa Catholic School; and the […]

A new partnership between the University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy, the Office of Healthcare Leadership Education and the Tippie College of Business is offering pharmacy students some business-savvy training not traditionally provided to them. Students have the option to take six business courses offered over three semesters that are tailored directly for pharmacy students, with course […]