September 6 Is John Deere Day on Campus

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A John Deere simulator will be demonstrated during John Deere Day September 6 in the Second Floor Lobby of the Seamans Center.

On September 6, University of Iowa Engineering students will get an up-close look at John Deere—starting with some of the company’s agricultural equipment parked in the T. Anne Cleary Walkway.

Equipment displays, hands-on activities, talks by company leaders, and networking opportunities will mark John Deere Day at the UI, an event designed to showcase career options across a range of professions, from engineering to public health.

Partners in the UI event include the College of Engineering, the Tippie College of Business, the College of Public Health, the 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:

• John Deere simulator demonstrations and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Second Floor Lobby of the Seamans Center and on the Kautz Plaza adjacent to the Cleary Walkway
• "Welcome Back Engineering Students!" Ice Cream Social, 2:30-4:30 p.m., John Deere Plaza and Second Floor Lobby, Seamans Center
• “Grabbing the Globe” college-wide seminar by Brian Rauch, vice president for engineering at John Deere Construction and Forestry in Dubuque, 5:00-5:50 p.m., Macbride Hall Auditorium

The event is a precursor to the Engineering career fair scheduled for September 27 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.