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University of Iowa researcher, Iowa DOT innovate sustainable transportation infrastructure

Leading the Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT), University of Iowa civil and environmental engineering professor Hosin "David" Lee has been routinely working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to perform research on numerous practices to improve roadway lifespan and quality, including the 2015 building of a new bridge near Fairbank, Iowa.
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This illustration depicts the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite as it orbits Earth. An ISU faculty member advised NASA on the future of this and other satellite missions. Image courtesy of Brian Hornbuckle via Iowa State University.

Iowans advise NASA on which satellites should stay in orbit

A pair of Iowans – professors from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University – helped to shape the future of NASA by evaluating the agency’s satellite missions and recommending which satellites should stay in orbit.
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UI researchers work to significantly improve brain scan resolution

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

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

An in flight photograph of one of the Operator Performance Lab's (OPL) 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

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. 
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Schnell, OPL support Collins Aerospace in testing combat training system

The Operator Performance Lab (OPL) was selected as the flight test center for initial testing of a program called the Tactical Combat Training System II (TCTS II), a military training tool that includes Collins Aerospace Joint Secure Air Combat System (JSAS) technology.
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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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NADS-1 simulator contains a full vehicle cab and a wraparound, high-definition screen that immerses test subjects in a virtual world.

The Road to the Future Runs Through Iowa

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.
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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.