E/WEEK

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E/WEEK
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News about
The University of Iowa College of Engineering
Week of November 23, 2014
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E/WEEK College Staff:
Editor:  Wendy Brentner, director of alumni relations and communications
Contributing Writer:  Gary Galluzzo, UI News Services
Technical Consultant:  Susan Beckett, director, Desktop Services
College Web Site:  www.engineering.uiowa.edu
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IN THIS EDITION:

1. CCAD Adds Military Section to Web Site
2. International Programs Adds Major Advising Page for Civil Engineering
3. The Art and Craft of Science Writing to be Offered Spring Semester
4. Fall Entrepreneurship Awards and Recognition Program Scheduled for December 5
5. ChemE Jeopardy Team Victorious at National Conference
6. Events for the Upcoming Week
7. About E/Week                       
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1. CCAD Adds Military Section to Web Site

Because of a long and growing history of excellence in military-related research, the UI Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD) has added the Military category to its web site -- making it easier to identify areas of interest and expertise.

The Military Simulation and Simulators web page -- http://www.ccad.uiowa.edu/military -- covers simulators, man-in-the-loop simulators, warfighter simulation, simulation for design and prototyping, military and EMS vehicle driving simulators, Air Force (avionics) simulation, and training simulation.

CCAD's military simulation technology has proven to reduce cost and time (up to 33%) in design, testing, fielding, and training.

See more at: http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/news/ccad-adds-military-section-web-sit...

2. International Programs Adds Major Advising Page for Civil Engineering

A “MAP” (Major Advising Page) Web page for Civil Engineering (http://international.uiowa.edu/study-abroad/first-steps/major-advising-p...) has been created. There are tabs available on each page (Major, Timing, Academics, Considerations, Programs).

The Chemical Engineering MAP page should be available soon, and MAP pages are available for the following majors:  Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

This major-specific tool should prove to be a valuable resource for students, staff, and faculty when discussing opportunities to study, volunteer, and intern abroad.
This has been a joint effort with the Study Abroad office and the College of Engineering.

3. The art and craft of science writing to be offered Spring 2015 semester

The Nonfiction Writing Program, will offer a class next semester called The Art and Craft of Science Writing, course CNW:2730:0001, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.,

Science writer Mary Roach (author of the New York Times' bestsellers Stiff, Gulp, and Packing For Mars) will visit Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program this April, and will be part of the undergraduate science writing workshop! It's a great opportunity for students to interact with a fantastic author.

4. Fall Entrepreneurship Awards and Recognition Program Scheduled for December 5

UI faculty, staff, student and the greater community are invited to attend the Fall Awards and Recognition Program on Friday, December 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Thinc.  Winners of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s fall competitions will be recognized as well entrepreneurial students who will graduate in December. 

To register, go to http://www.iowajpec.org/event/fall-awards-ceremony/.

5.  ChemE Jeopardy Team Victorious at National Conference

The College of Engineering ChemE Jeopardy team successfully defended its national title against LSU and UC-Berkeley in the finals at the recent AIChE national conference.

The team was one of several groups and individuals to be honored at the event.

For more on the conference, go to http://chenected.aiche.org/events/aiche-conferences/student-conferences/....

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6.  Events for the Upcoming Week

November 24-November 30 – Thanksgiving Recess

December 1 – Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, 7:30 p.m., Engineering Student Lounge, G131 Seamans Center.  Join the group for fun, scientific demonstrations, food and discussion of future events. 

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