Articles from April 2021

Brian Shanahan at LACT

ITI undergrad named College of Engineering 'Outstanding Student Researcher'

Thursday, April 29, 2021
A University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) undergraduate research assistant at the Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT), Brian Shanahan, has been named the 2021 "Outstanding Student Researcher" through the College of Engineering leadership award program. 
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UI researchers investigating photosensitizing drug to treat soft tissue sarcomas

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
UI researchers are investigating the potential of the photosensitizing drug Verteporfin to treat soft tissue sarcomas. Soft tissue sarcomas are a rare form of cancer that has traditionally not responded well to chemotherapy and radiation, so researchers say it is important to explore novel treatments.
Calvin Kielas-Jensen in CAS Lab

ITI graduate student researcher lands internship at Air Force Research Laboratory

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Third-year PhD student Calvin Kielas-Jensen has accepted a 10-week internship with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) where he will apply skills integrating, estimating, and controlling autonomous systems learned in the lab and classroom at the University of Iowa to real-world challenges. 
Levi Kirby AMPRL Research

ISE PhD student to participate in National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Levi Kirby, a PhD student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and a research assistant at the Iowa Technology Institute, has been selected as one of 60 participants for the highly competitive 2021 National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering to be held virtually from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory.
Karim Malek demonstrates motion-capture virtual reality glasses

A look at technology innovations in our backyard

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Over the last century, technology has slowly encroached into every aspect of our lives. It's in our pockets, on our wrists and we encounter it everywhere we go. Besides rapid changes that have affected how we consume media, there are many other large scale technological innovations, some happening right here in the Iowa City area, including the Virtual Soldier Project, the National Driving Simulator and robot-assisted surgery.
sarcoma under microscope

ITI faculty researcher Toor discusses novel approach to cancer treatment using lasers on WHO 1040

Monday, April 26, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate Fatima Toor shared insights into her experiments using light to treat a rare form of cancer called soft-tissue sarcoma on Iowa AM radio WHO 1040 on April 23.

Seminar Series: Climate/Atmospheric Science and Engineering Colloquium

The University of Iowa’s Climate/Atmospheric Science and Engineering (CASE) Colloquium is a virtual platform for intellectual exchange related to climate/atmospheric research. The first seminar is scheduled for Friday, April 23.
Guowei Qi stands in front of the Old Capitol

Guowei Qi becomes fifth Churchill Scholar from UI

Sunday, April 11, 2021
After four years at the University of Iowa, Guowei Qi will attend the University of Cambridge in October to conduct research as one of 17 Churchill Scholars in the nation.