E/WEEK

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E/WEEK
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News about
The University of Iowa College of Engineering
Week of August 2, 2015
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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. Engineering Students Gain Valuable Experience as 2015 Summer Interns
2. Jacob, Canahuate Participate in SAMSI Innovation Lab Workshop
3. Engineering Alumna Earns Sunkist Young Designer Award
4. Engineering Alumnus Receives Rex Montgomery Dissertation Award
5. Engineering Students Named to Presidents List Spring 2015
6. Engineering Students Named to Deans List Spring 2015
7. Grants and Contracts
8. Alumni: Where Are They Now
9. About E/Week
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1. Engineering Students Gain Valuable Experience as 2015 Summer Interns

More than 200 College of Engineering students are in internships and co-ops this summer.

About 65 percent of the students are working for firms or organizations in Iowa.  Others are employed in Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio, Missouri, Florida, new York, Colorado, Wisconsin, Tennessee, California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Utah, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, and even Thailand and Nicaragua.
Combined, the students cover all five departments of the college -- biomedical, chemical and biochemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, and mechanical and industrial engineering.

For a list of students serving in internships and co-ops, and their companies, go to https://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/files/1Summer%2020....

2. Jacob, Canahuate Participate in SAMSI Innovation Lab Workshop

Mathews Jacob, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and Guadalupe Canahuate, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, participated in a Statistical and Applied Mathematic Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Innovation Lab residential workshop July 20-24 in Research Triangle Park, NC. 

Participants in the intensive workshop titled, “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges,” developed multidisciplinary collaborative proposals through a real-time and iterative review process.  The proposals could then be submitted to secure a 1-year award to further build the collaborations. 

3. Engineering Alumna Earns Sunkist Young Designer Award

Engineering alumna Anne Ryerson (BSE 2000 electrical engineering) was nationally recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) July 29 at its International Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Ryerson, an electrical system engineer with the John Deere Global Harvesting Product Development Center, East Moline, IL, is the 2015 recipient of the Sunkist Young Designer Award, which annually recognizes an outstanding product design engineer in the early stages of their career. She was recognized for her outstanding technical knowledge, leadership skills, promotion of engineering to youth and community contributions. She has been an active member of ASABE both in the local Quad City Section and in the national organization.

She is also active in local outreach programs to promote engineering education and a mentor of a FIRST LEGO League team in the Geneseo schools.  Currently an active volunteer with Live Uncommon and the Southwest Elementary School PTA’s Healthy Initiatives committee, Anne has also volunteered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Geneseo Humane Society, Junior Achievement; and is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts.

Ryerson is a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board and a former member of the Young Alumni Advisory Board at the college. Earlier this year, she was selected as one of the first to receive the Dean's Award for Early Career Achievement.

4. Engineering Alumnus Receives 2015 Rex Montgomery Dissertation Award

Engineering alumnus Sajan Goud Lingala (PhD 2013 biomedical engineering) has received the 2015 Rex Montgomery Dissertation Award for his thesis “Novel Adaptive Reconstruction Schemes for Accelerated Myocardial Perfusion MRI."

Lingala is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

The University of Iowa's Rex Montgomery Dissertation Prize is endowed by a generous gift from Dr. Rex Montgomery, and recognizes the most meritorious dissertation by a doctoral student conducting research in prevention of disease and/or the translation of research into clinical practice.

5. Engineering Students Named to Presidents List Spring 2015

The Presidents List for the 2015 spring semester included 341 UI students, 54 (15.8%) of those were College of Engineering Students. 

Biomedical Engineering:
Molly Anne Berringer, David Crompton, Elijah B. Dahlstrom, Andre DeGroot, Riley Deutsch, Bess Fevold, Michael Garneau, Megan Helms, John Henrich, Mollie Knake, Ava Lynn, Maria Martinez, Alyssa Mendenhall, Tyler Pospisil, Paul Ruales Rosero, Jiawen Sun, Spencer Van Dorn, Leah Vandenbosch, Kasra Zarei

Chemical Engineering:  Bjorn Blomquist, Chandler Hames, Rachel Kessler

Civil Engineering:  Zachary Gerst, Brock Kamrath, Kathryn Langenfeld, Anda Shi

Electrical Engineering:  Alec Archer, Rachel Bruflodt, Brynn Gitt, Dylan Green, David Harshman, Andrew Lindner, Thomas Myres, Bryan Senchuk, Thomas Snyder, William Xie
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Industrial Engineering:  Brandon Decker, Audrey Hemesath, Yuliia Kapeliushna, Allison Kindig

Mechanical Engineering:  Jacob Behrendt, Kipp Caputo, Shelby Clair, Eric Clasen, Tyler Dunkel, Nicholas Gerwe, Nickolas Grimsman, Runcheng Huang, Matthew Janechek, Matthew Pontarelli, Ryan Simons, Michael Watkins, Nathaniel Weger

The President's List was established in the fall of 1983 to recognize academic excellence. In order to be included on the list, a student must have a minimum 4.0 grade point average (4.0 is an A) in all academic subjects for the preceding two semesters, with a total of at least 12 semester hours of credit per semester during that period.

To view a complete list of all UI Engineering students who made the President's List, go to www.engineering.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/files/2015%20Spring%20Pres....

6. Engineering Students Named to Deans List Spring 2015

Some 4,000 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the Dean's List for the 2015 spring semester. Of those, 548 (11.7%) were College of Engineering undergraduates.  The guidelines for inclusion on the list are as follows:
Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Tippie College of Business who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of UI graded course work during a given semester or summer session and who have no semester hours of I (incomplete) or O (no grade reported) during the same semester are recognized by inclusion on the Dean's List for that semester.

For a complete list of all UI Engineering undergraduates who made the Dean’s List, go to www.engineering.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/files/2015%20Spring%20Dean....

7. Grants and Contracts

John Gaspar, assistant research scientist at the National Advanced Driving Simulator received a $22,362 subgrant for “Evaluation of intersection conflict warning.”

Michelle Scherer, Donald E. Bently Professor of Engineering, Professor and departmental executive officer of civil and environmental engineering, and faculty research engineer of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering received a $203,592 grant from the National science Foundation for “Collaborate research: influence of Fe2+- catalyzed recrystallization on Fe oxide reactivity and C stabilization.”

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8. Alumni: Where Are They Now?

Robert Hofer (BSE 2013 mechanical engineering), is serving as an engineering officer in the active duty Army and is stationed at Schofield barracks, Hawaii. He recently completed a deployment to Thailand where a team of U.S. Army and Royal Thai Army engineers partnered to build a two-room schoolhouse for the fifth and sixth grade children in Saraburi, Thailand. 

To read the complete story, go to  https://www.dvidshub.net/news/170976/us-army-rta-engineers-partner-build....

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