New 'BTN LiveBIG Iowa' to Feature Engineering Research

Friday, January 24, 2014

Starting on Saturday Jan. 25, a University of Iowa research program will be featured during nationally telecast sporting events on BTN.

The Operator Performance Laboratory, a research center in the UI College of Engineering, will be the focus on the new Iowa edition of "BTN LiveBIG," a series highlighting stories of impact from around the Big Ten.

The program premieres this Saturday at 3 p.m. CST, immediately following Minnesota at Iowa wrestling. It will also air Saturday, Feb. 22, at noon CST, and Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. CST.

To watch the program on streaming, go to

The feature on UI's Operator Performance Lab focuses on the innovative ground-based and airborne flight simulation systems the group develops and uses for leading research aimed to improve the safety of commercial and military pilots.

BTN crews visited the Iowa campus in December to film the story, which will be presented this season with another Engineering feature produced in 2012 on the National Advanced Driving Simulator.