Articles from September 2020

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Iowa National Guard constructs new fitness facilities on Camp Dodge

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
After years of preparation, the Iowa National Guard is set to unveil new fitness training areas. Prompted by the changes to the Army Physical Fitness Test, now known as the Army Combat Fitness Test, Iowa National Guard leaders set out to enhance fitness training areas on Camp Dodge and throughout the state to meet new Army standards.
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Collaboration pays off: Toor, Prineas research could benefit future of electronic devices

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Collaboration among University of Iowa experts in engineering, computer modeling, and physics is advancing understanding of what is possible in the next generation of optoelectronic devices, such as high-performance computers, sensors, and photovoltaic cells.
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ITI seed grants empower researchers to reach for new knowledge

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
A seed grant program launched by University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) to empower researchers to develop new theories, concepts, and approaches has been leveraged to secure externally funded research grants to advance knowledge and ultimately benefit society.

National Science Foundation awards Baek, team $1M grant to advance medical imaging

Friday, September 25, 2020
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $1 million phase one grant earlier this month to an Iowa-led team to advance medical imaging research through artificial intelligence (AI).

The Army is rolling out a new fitness test: Will it hold back women?

Thursday, September 24, 2020
An Army initiative to create a stronger, fitter fighting force has yielded a dramatic gender gap, raising questions about whether the service might unintentionally compound barriers for women trying to move up the ranks.

Keeping people safer with Iowa technology

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Technology born out of military-funded research in the University of Iowa’s Virtual Soldier Research Program (VSR) soon may be used in schools, hospitals, stores, and other places to improve safety.
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CDC recognizes ITI researchers' 'exceptional approach to solving a public health problem'

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) researchers were recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as being among the nation’s best for their "exceptional approach to solving a public health problem.”
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New 'Inside the Lab' series features stories of ITI student researchers

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Bernice Kubicek is among a handful of students featured in a new spotlight series called "Inside the Lab: Student Stories." The series highlights the student researchers who perform work in the many labs and centers that make up the ITI. 
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Fatima Toor recognized as 'Community Champion' by optics and photonics society

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Fatima Toor, a University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) researcher, was recognized as a "Community Champion" by a leading scientific community for her involvement throughout 2019 and multiple contributions as an author, guest editor, and associate editor.
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ITI faculty among eight to receive named professorships in engineering

Monday, September 14, 2020
Two University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliates are among eight faculty members from the College of Engineering (COE) to receive named professorships and chairs, which are among the highest university honors faculty members can receive.