Engineering a Better Workforce

Monday, April 29, 2013

UIAA networking event showcases importance of STEM education

As U.S. companies increasingly face global competition, the need for a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has never been greater. A University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) networking event will show how the UI College of Engineering is preparing its students to meet such challenges.

Held at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel, 210 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, Friday May 10, from 4 to 6 p.m., the open house and networking reception is free and open to the public. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Fifteen senior design projects from the UI College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department will be on display, accompanied by faculty and students who will explain their projects. Additionally, robotics teams from local high schools will exhibit their latest inventions, providing demonstrations and answering questions.

Register by noon Thursday, May 2, by visiting

This event is co-hosted by the Iowa City Area Development Group and sponsored by the Iowa Creative Corridor.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact Whit France-Kelly at the UIAA in advance at 319-335-3296.