The latest news from the College of Engineering
The latest news from the College of Engineering

College of Engineering well represented in campus and statewide awards

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni were recognized with a variety of awards from across campus and across the state, including CBE Professor Jun Wang, who earned two prestigious awards. Learn more about those honored this spring.

James Ankrum

Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar

Arnold W. Bangel III

Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Nicole Grosland

Michael J. Brody Award

Chris Knutson

Excellence in Safety

Riley Post

Hancher-Finkbine Medallion

Alexis Slade

President's Student Leadership Award

Grayson Talaski

Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Jun Wang

Scholar of the Year | Regents Award

Robert "Bob" Wubbena

Eight over 80

Latest News


BME students patent senior design invention, launch company

The design for the adaptable below-the-knee pediatric prosthesis was accepted into a competition at the 2024 Design of Medical Device Conference. It won the grand prize, beating out entries from prestigious institutions.

Just Valkyrie

Biotech firm’s philanthropy sponsors Iowa engineering research

Idaho-based Valkyrie Analytics has pledged $1.5 million to the Bioenergy Innovation Fund to support the research of Craig Just, the Donald E. Bently Professor in Engineering and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Alumni Awards

Nine recognized at Honored Engineering Alumni Banquet

The College of Engineering held its second Honored Engineering Alumni Banquet on April 11, 2024. The banquet capped a day of tours, senior design presentations, and engagement with students, faculty, and staff.

Wildfire resesarch

Iowa engineering students study wildfires

CBE graduate students, supported by the Operator Performance Laboratory, took to the Georgia sky to capture data that could enhance the ability to remotely detect wildfires. The project is funded by a P3 grant.

AICHE Anniversary

Iowa AIChE chapter celebrates 100th anniversary

As the AIChE chapter turned 100 years old, faculty, staff, and students reflected on its legacy of excellence and continuing momentum. There was a gathering at the Seamans Center commons to commemorate the milestone. 


Comics help explain science of toxic chemicals and other topics

Engineering students created comic strips to communicate the science behind their research as part of the Hanson Center's Communicating Data through Stories training. One group published a paper about the endeavor.

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