Students in the News

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Critical research continues at the Iowa Technology Institute

While University of Iowa campus activities have largely gone virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, research at the Iowa Technology Institute is among the critical functions approved to proceed in person.
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Mariam El-Hattab works in the 3MT Lab.

El-Hattab wins award in 3MT research competition

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. 
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Undergraduate ITI researchers analyze weather phenomenons at Naval Research Lab

University of Iowa undergraduate research assistants in the Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) Lab leveraged data analysis skills learned at Iowa to study emissions-related weather phenomenons while working for the Marine Meteorology Division of the Naval Research Lab (NRL) over the summer. 
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Student scientists find ‘sweet spot’ of research opportunities at University of Iowa

Access to lab space and equipment, freedom to research diverse topics, and faculty mentorship gave former University of Iowa student scientists from the Ratner Research Group a leg up as they’ve taken opportunities across the country. At Iowa, research students find a “sweet spot" of opportunities between large and small programs.
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UI student, future Air Force officer reaches for the stars

She knew the University of Iowa was where she would make that happen. It was ideal for Moore: a top-tier university only a short drive from her hometown. As for what that career would be, Moore looked to family members’ military experience.
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New 'Inside the Lab' series features stories of ITI student researchers

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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AMPRL Lab researcher earns prestigious graduate scholarship

Levi Kirby, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and a graduate research assistant for the University of Iowa Technology Institute, has received the E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship from the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
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Fiegel Lab finding promise in hydrogel spray to treat burn wounds

The University of Iowa Technology Institute's Fiegel Lab is developing a more effective method to deliver antibiotics to burn wounds through a hydrogel spray.
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University of Iowa student Lujie Cai (right) is a research assistant in the Laser Material Processing Lab.

Hands-on research brings education to life for ITI students honored on UI President’s List

As a University of Iowa student research assistant in the Cooperative Autonomous Systems (CAS) Laboratory, Nick Rober grew his love of scientific inquiry, which has influenced his career plans.
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ITI research assistant wins Graduate College Fellowship

Mingyu Cai won a Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship for the Fall 2020 semester.