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

Working with Iowa farmers on flood reduction

Did you know the Iowa Flood Center has been collaborating with the Northeast Iowa RC&D (Resource, Conservation, and Development), American Flood Coalition, and Iowa State University College of Engineering on a multi-cropping project to benefit flood reduction? Multi-cropping is an agricultural practice in which farmers plant different crops with overlapping growing seasons in the same field. The practice is believed to reduce flooding by up to 60%, yield an average of $50.90 higher net profit per acre, and improve soil health. Leveraging partnerships, research, and monitoring, the project with bipartisan support arms farmers with tools to make decisions that will benefit their operation and flood reduction.

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Blackwell investigates gender disparities in substance use disorders

Kim "Avrama" Blackwell, professor and DEO of the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded a $2.35 million NIH grant to study the correlation between substance abuse and female sex hormones. 

Engineering Store

Place orders during College of Engineering swag sale by April 14

The College of Engineering online swag sale is open for a few more weeks. Find CoE branded hats, T-shirts, polos, sweatshirts, vests, and more. The deadline for ordering is 11 p.m. CST on April 14.


Xiaodong Wu's research of ‘broken heart syndrome’ gets NIH backing

A University of Iowa electrical and computer engineering professor is investigating a new framework for diagnosis and prognosis of patients with Takotsubo, which has been dubbed broken heart syndrome, using imaging readily available in clinical settings. 


CEE professor receives fellowship from international organization

Ibrahim Demir, Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow and CEE associate professor, was named a 2023 Fellow by the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, which promotes models and software tools to advance environmental science.

First Tech

Pictures capture spirit of FIRST Tech State Championship

The College of Engineering hosted 72 teams from across Iowa and Nebraska at the FIRST Tech State Championship. More than 110 volunteers helped make the event a success, allowing these enterprising students to display their STEM skills and teamwork.
Geological Survey

Iowa Geological Survey monitors and tests aquifers in Benton Co.

With funding from the U.S. Geological Survey National Groundwater Monitoring Network Program, Silurian and Devonian aquifer wells were recently constructed at Rodger’s Park in Benton County. The wells allow better monitoring and testing by the Iowa Geological Survey.
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