John Deere Day Set on UI Campus September 5

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday, September 5, will be the Second Annual John Deere Day on campus.

University of Iowa Engineering students will get an up-close look at John Deere.  Equipment displays, hands-on activities, talks by company leaders, and networking opportunities will mark the day, an event designed to showcase career options across a range of professions, from engineering and science to business to public health.

Partners in the UI event include the College of Engineering, Tippie College of Business, the College of Public Health, Department of Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Pomerantz Career Center.

Highlights of John Deere Day for Engineering students include:

  • Visits by Deere employees and Engineering alumni to key classes in the Seamans Center.
  • John Deere simulator demonstrations and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Second Floor Lobby and John Deere Plaza of the Seamans Center.
  • "Welcome Back Engineering Students!" Ice Cream Social, 2:30-4:30 p.m., John Deere Plaza and Second Floor Lobby, Seamans Center.  Engineering student organizations also will be showcased and representatives will be on hand to have students join.
  • “Grabbing the Globe” college-wide seminar by Jerry Newton, Global Director of Hydraulic Cylinders for Deere & Co., 5:00-5:50 p.m., Macbride Hall Auditorium

The event is a precursor to the Engineering career fair scheduled for September 19 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.