Venture School is a six-week entrepreneurial boot camp that helps would-be Quad Cities entrepreneurs figure out if there’s a market for their business idea and, if so, how to get it off the ground. Venture School is a statewide resource of the UI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC).
A University of Iowa team recently won an award in a prominent national student-invention contest sponsored by MIT for a device that prevents sows from rolling over on their piglets.
A team of researchers from the University of Iowa used an immersive traffic simulation to determine why children have difficulty safely crossing busy streets. Participants ranged from 6 to 14 years old, and the 14-year-olds were the only group that managed to complete the simulation without being hit.
University of Iowa President J. Bruce Harreld discusses how the UI serves its students, the general public, and the world at large. From diabetes research to public scholarship, the UI is at the forefront of important discoveries and acts as a venue for crucial conversations.
UI researchers at the National Advanced Driving Simulator and the Iowa DOT want to be ready for the future of autonomous vehicles.
In a time when climate change is still debated, astrobiologist David Grinspoon wants to change the conversation. Grinspoon will offer a lecture titled “Earth in Human Hands: Creating Our Future with a Cosmic View of Our Past,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, Art Building West, Room 240.
Daniel Reed, University of Iowa Vice President for Research and Economic Development, was recently elected to the leadership of two prestigious collaborative data consortiums: the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) and the National Science Foundation Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH).
Kenneth Karanja, a licensing associate for the University of Iowa Research Foundation, was recently awarded the Howard Bremer Scholarship from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The scholarship was established to foster education opportunities for individuals who bring creativity and innovation to the academic technology transfer profession.
University of Iowa volcanologist Ingrid Ukstins spent two weeks collecting samples from Yasur, a continuously erupting volcano on Tanna, an island in the remote South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, to study its chemical composition and determine how the gasses it produces may be affecting people who live nearby.
Jacob Isbell, a member of the University of Iowa Honors Program and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Foundation also recognized UI junior Lance Heady with an honorable mention.