Engineering Celebrates International Education Week

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The College of Engineering is helping celebrate International Education Week 2013by highlighting a permanent display of flags in the Student Commons of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.

The flags represent the home nations of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the college, and celebrate the culturally rich and globally diverse body of the College of Engineering community.

The goal of the project, completed in 2010, was to create a display that contributes to a welcoming and inclusive environment and recognizes the global environment in which engineers practice.

Funding for the project came from a UI Catalyst Seed Grant, the UI Coca-Cola Fund, a "Sponsor-a-Flag" pledge drive with contributions from Engineering faculty and staff. Donations also came from the Ethnic Inclusion Effort for Iowa Engineering, Center for Computer-Aided Design, UI International Programs, UI Laundry Services, and the Engineering Dean's Office.

The Engineering Staff Advisory Council and Ethnic Inclusion Effort for Iowa Engineering joined efforts to work on the project.