Person in flight suit and Herky helmet standing next to a helicopter

OPL is hiring a senior application developer

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
The Senior Application Developer position contributes to the design, installation, configuration, administration, security, operational integrity, and support of custom developed or integrated software solutions for the University of Iowa Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL).
Portrait of Dan Keefe

PhD student Dan Keefe recognized in Dare to Discover campaign

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Office of the Vice President for Research
Dan Keefe is among the 70 University of Iowa undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars whose work is being highlighted on banners in downtown Iowa City.
LACT Lee

ITI faculty affiliate Lee receives outstanding overseas alumnus award

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the outstanding overseas alumnus award from the Seoul National University, a national public research university based in Seoul, South Korea.
Aircraft inside OPL hangar

OPL is hiring: Research Programmer

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa flight testing center – Operator Performance Lab – is seeking a research programmer for aircraft related software development, instrumentation, fabrication, modeling, and simulation; data collection on site and at customer locations; and support of flight test operations.
Legislators in the Lab OPL

Iowa legislators visit campus for up-close view of UI research

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Office of the Vice President for Research
A delegation of Iowa legislators, staffers, and state officials visited the University of Iowa campus for an immersive experience with researchers who study aggressive cancer, manufacture pharmaceuticals, test new aircraft systems, and delve into biblical studies.
Legislative Visit 12/22

Iowa legislators visit the OPL flight testing lab

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
State lawmakers toured the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Lab (OPL) hangar at the Iowa City Municipal Airport on Tuesday.
Aircraft inside OPL hangar

Hiring: OPL seeks F&A\IA certified mechanic

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab, directed by Dr. Tom "Mach" Schnell, is seeking an F&A\IA certified mechanic to work on its fleet of aircraft.
Portrait of Karim Abdel-Malek

ITI director to present at 6th Annual Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit

Friday, December 9, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
University of Iowa Technology Institute Director Karim Malek will present at Defense Strategies Institute's 6th Annual Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit on Feb. 22-23.
Air Force ROTC

OPL hosts University of Iowa Air Force ROTC award ceremony

Thursday, December 8, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab (OPL) hosted the Air Force ROTC Detachment 255 (Det 255) award ceremony and the installment of a new cadet group commander. OPL and Det 255 have a collaborative relationship.
Selmer Case

Patrick Selmer: Backscatter Lidar Retrieval Improvement with Machine Learning

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Patrick Selmer, programmer/analyst at Science Systems and Applications, Inc, was the featured speaker of the University of Iowa Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium series on Dec. 5, 2022. The presentation was titled "Backscatter Lidar Retrieval Improvement with Machine Learning."