Articles from June 2024

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Dale Stille works with students' circuit board projects

Outreach Team Presents Soldering Project for Project HOPE

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
As part of the Project HOPE career education program, the Hawk-Eyes on Science team of Dale Stille, Vincent Rodgers, Emma Burzynski, and Caroline Roberts conducted a soldering demonstration on May 16  for West Liberty High School students in Van Allen Hall.
Heather Mineart and Rich Dvorsky

Mineart, Dvorsky Honored with UI Staff Council Awards

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Physics and Astronomy staff members Heather Mineart and Richard Dvorsky were honored with this year’s UI Staff Council Awards for accomplishments that significantly benefited the university.
Iowa Space Grant Consortium banner

Iowa Space Grant Graduate Fellowships Available

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Applications for the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Graduate Fellowship Program are now open. The program is designed to support outstanding graduate students pursuing NASA-aligned research opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.
David Miles talking to NASA officials

Miles Named F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor

Friday, June 7, 2024
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa has appointed David Miles as the F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor.

NSF Awards Hartley Grant To Study Plasma Waves

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer David Hartley a $345,680 grant to study how two types of plasma waves, called chorus and hiss, impact the Earth's radiation belts.
Ravi Uppu in lab

Uppu Receives Grant for Fiber Optics Communication Study

A University of Iowa quantum optics physicist has been awarded funding from the United States Air Force to advance how information is transmitted securely at the quantum level. Ravitej Uppu, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will use the award through the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to investigate how to harness optical losses for fiber optical quantum communication.