Articles from December 2020

Researchers 7T Scanner

UI researchers work to significantly improve brain scan resolution

Thursday, December 31, 2020
Sponsored by a National Institute on Aging grant, University of Iowa scholars believe they can generate ultra-high-resolution images of the brain through synergies in deep learning algorithms and novel sequences on a 7 Tesla (7T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner.
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Critical research continues at the Iowa Technology Institute

Thursday, December 31, 2020
While University of Iowa campus activities have largely gone virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, research at the Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) is among the critical functions approved to proceed in person.
National Guard soldiers conduct the leg tuck event

New in 2021: The Army Combat Fitness Test — what you need to know

Saturday, December 26, 2020
The new Army Combat Fitness Test officially became the service’s test of record this past October, but lawmakers are poised to hold off any further implementation, pending an independent study to determine how it will impact deployed soldiers, recruiting and retention.
Iowa Spirit Squad and Herky at OPL

OPL's Mi-2 helicopters and L-29 jet win in Iowa DOT photo contest

Monday, December 21, 2020
An in-flight photograph of one of the University of Iowa's Mi-2 helicopters earned first place in the helicopter category of the Iowa Department of Transportation's biennial Iowa Aviation photo contest for 2019-2020. 
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Lee accepts lifetime achievement award from Korean-American engineering association

Monday, December 14, 2020
University of Iowa professor Hosin "David" Lee, has received a lifetime achievement award as part of the United States-Korea Conference: Sustainable Development & The Future on Dec. 14, 2020. 
OPL L-29 Delfin carrying pod

Schnell, OPL support Collins Aerospace in testing combat training system

Friday, December 11, 2020
The Operator Performance Lab (OPL) has played an important role in developing the Tactical Combat Training System II (TCTS II), a military air combat training tool.
Mariam El-Hattab conducts research in Ed Sander's 3MT Lab

El-Hattab wins award in 3MT research competition

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Last month, El-Hattab's video explanation won the People's Choice award, a top prize in the UI's annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. The competition is designed to challenge graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences. 

The Road to the Future Runs Through Iowa

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
University of Iowa researchers at the National Advanced Driving Simulator pave the way for the automated vehicles of tomorrow. But how soon before self-driving cars get here? Iowa's rural roads could hold the key.