Two University of Iowa undergraduates took part in an intensive, international science program to design, build, and fly a sounding rocket. The class allows students to learn the challenges associated with conceiving and successfully executing a complete rocket mission.
A new study from the University of Iowa finds that an unexpected sound causes people to stop an action more often than when they heard no sound at all. The finding could lead to new treatments for motor-control disorders, as well as address aging-related decline in motor control.
MBA students help Oak Ridge National Lab commercialize process that converts carbon dioxide to ethanol
A team of UI MBA students is working with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to determine the commercial viability of a process the scientists at the lab discovered by accident that turns carbon dioxide into ethanol and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Committee to host open forums discussing search for next vice president for research and economic development
A search committee formed to hire the next leader for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development will host two open forums focusing on the organization’s structure and ideal qualifications for the next person who leads it. The forums will be Feb. 9 and Feb. 20.
It’s another year to remember for the University of Iowa Dance Marathon community. Dance Marathon 24 raised $3,011,015.24 to help fund pediatric cancer research at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
The UI Office of Research and Economic Development on April 9–11 will hold an “Ideas Lab,” where it will bring together 30 faculty and staff members from various disciplines to develop strategies for slowing, stopping, or reversing opioid abuse among Iowans. Those interested in participating can apply through Feb. 14.
A journal article submitted to Health Affairs by University of Iowa Public Policy Center researchers Natoshia Askelson, Brad Wright, Suzanne Bentler, Elizabeth Momany, and Peter Damiano was selected as one of editor-in-chief Alan Weil’s editor’s picks. Each year, Weil selects the 10 most noteworthy pieces of the year.
A virus may have influenced the evolution of multicellular life. University of Iowa Biologist Albert Erives found a virus family that has a similar set of genes as eukaryotes, placing giant viruses in the evolutionary journey of most plants and animals.
University of Iowa School of Library and Information Sciences graduate student Elizabeth Riordan gets high-profile, hands-on experience working with Tom Brokaw collection.
A new study by the University of Iowa of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that more children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than early data analyses have found.