Kathleen Wade

Kathleen Wade
Who are you?

    -Name: Kathleen Wade

    -Major: Chemical Engineering

    -Minors/Certificates: Business Minor

    -Year: Junior

    -Hometown: Darien, IL

What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming freshman?

Join an extracurricular activity, it will allow you to be more engaged in campus and meet people you may not have otherwise met.  Pick a couple activities and go to their first meetings. That way you can pick your favorite to get involved in.

What organizations outside the college of engineering do you belong to?

Circle K, and W.I.S.E (Women in Science and Engineering).

How are you an "engineer ... and something more"?

I am the Fundraising Chair for Circle K, a service organization on campus. As a club we volunteer at several different service spots in the community. I also work as safety monitor in the Undergraduate Chemistry Teaching Lab.  I work in labs teaching students how to use lab instruments.

Have you done research with a professor? If so, what department was the professor in and what was your research about?

I am currently doing research with Dr. Stanier in the Chemical Engineering Department.  I am currently using the program Matlab to analyze data collected on winds, ozone, and particulate levels during the 2017 Lake Michigan Ozone Study.

Is there something else you'd like to tell us about yourself?

I chose to come to Iowa after attending an Exploring Engineering Day my senior year of high school and I’m so glad I did!  Everyone here is friendly and welcoming.  It feels like home. 

What is your favorite part about being a student at The University of Iowa?

 I love how Iowa is a large school so there are many opportunities available to students such as research and leadership roles.  However, the College of Engineering itself is small so you get to know your classmates and professors.

Who is your favorite professor and why?

My favorite professor was Dr. Fiegel who taught my Fluid Flow class.  The lectures were always interesting and she made the subject matter easy to follow.  She always kept the class engaged.

What has been your favorite course?

My favorite courses have been EPS I and Thermodynamics because they helped me realize that I like engineering.  They were the courses I was the most excited about and wanted to keep learning more.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time at The University of Iowa?

I like to hang out with friends and get food or have a movie night. I also like to take yoga classes at the rec.