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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 6, 2006

UI College Of Engineering Names Alcoa Scholarship Winners

(Student name) of (hometown), a (year in school) in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has been named the winner of a (dollar amount) Alcoa Scholarship for 2006-2007 academic year.

Alcoa Inc. is a long-time corporate partner of the College of Engineering, with manufacturing facilities in Riverdale, Iowa, near the Quad Cities. The College of Engineering's partnership with Alcoa includes active recruiting of graduates, offering scholarships, supporting ethnic inclusion, exchanging information, receiving briefings at the college, and participating in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Advisory Board.

The awards are given on the basis of merit.

Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina and is active in all major aspects of the industry. The company's consumer goods range from Reynolds Wrap to electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. Active in some 43 countries, Alcoa serves many industries, including aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction and commercial transportation. In addition to mining, refining and smelting aluminum, Alcoa recycles 2,300 tons of aluminum and generates 96,000 MWH of electricity every day.

One of 11 colleges on the University of Iowa campus, the College of Engineering has educational courses that date back more than a century. It teaches disciplines in biomedical, chemical and biochemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering. The college is recognized for its small, personalized size, and focused mission. Its location on a strong liberal arts campus -- with natural strengths in writing and communications, health sciences, business, law, and arts and humanities -- provides highly complementary resources to build the type of broad technological education demanded in a rapidly changing world. The college excels internationally in several specialty and interdisciplinary research areas, such as computer-aided design and simulation, human factors, environmental health solutions, biotechnology, medical imaging, hydraulics and water/air resources, and polymerization.


EDITOR: Scholarship winners are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa recipients listed first and those from other states following.


Davenport: Matthew Terry, Davenport, engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $1000.

Independence: Kelsey Coulter, Independence, engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $2000.

Iowa City: Joe Thornton, Iowa City, electrical engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $1000.

Le Claire: Karl Brunso, Le Claire, mechanical engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $1000.

North Liberty: Julian Stewart, North Liberty, engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $1000.

Vinton: Jasmine Feldmann, Vinton, engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $2000.


Deer Park: Sarah Arnberger, Deer Park, engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $2000.

Elmhurst: Jose Ponce, Elmhurst, engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $1000.

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