Articles from November 2020

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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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Lee's 'outstanding contribution' honored as part of U.S.-Korea sustainability conference

A longtime University of Iowa professor who is native of South Korea is being honored for his "outstanding contribution" as part of the United States-Korea Conference: Sustainable Development & The Future in December. 
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Raghavan among 2020 faculty awardees

Suresh, M.L. Raghavan, a University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI), faculty affiliate is among 21 faculty and staff members being honored with the University of Iowa’s 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards.
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UI engineers win the 2020 Defense Innovation Award from TechConnect

In November 2020, Stephen Baek, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, and H.S. Udaykumar, a professor of mechanical engineering and interim associate dean for research and graduate programs, both at the University of Iowa, received the 2020 Defense Innovation Award from TechConnect. Udaykumar and Baek received the award for their presentation “MaterIQ: An AI-based software tool for materials-by-design” at the Defense TechConnect Summit.
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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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Iowa public university collaboration leverages NASA data to benefit farming and education

Connecting valuable NASA data and Iowans who could benefit from them most is at the heart of a new multidisciplinary, multi-university grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium called the Infrastructure for Data-Advanced Research and Education (I-DARE).