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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 6, 2006

UI College Of Engineering Names Caterpillar Scholarship Winners

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

The awards are given on the basis of merit.

Caterpillar Excellence Scholarships are provided to the College of Engineering by the Caterpillar Foundation, Peoria, Ill. Caterpillar Inc., a long-time partner of the College of Engineering, actively recruits College of Engineering graduates, supports ethnic inclusion, holds guest seminars, exchanges information with the college and attends briefings at the college. The company has provided College of Engineering Building Funds, sponsored six research projects and been active in faculty consulting. Caterpillar currently maintains members on the Advisory Boards for the College of Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Center for Computer-Aided Design. Caterpillar Inc., established in 1925, is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines, with customers in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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 and countries following.


Bettendorf: Rachel Chamley, Bettendorf, industrial engineering, sophomore, Caterpillar, $1000.

Bettendorf: Kelly Enstrom, Bettendorf, industrial engineering, junior, Caterpillar, $1000.

Dubuque: Nicole Heacock, Dubuque, mechanical engineering, senior, Caterpillar, $1000.

Ely: Katharine Lee, Ely, mechanical engineering, sophomore, Caterpillar, $1000.

Fort Dodge: Jenna Griffith, Fort Dodge, industrial engineering, sophomore, Caterpillar, $1000.

Iowa City: Sharief Selim, Iowa City, mechanical engineering, sophomore, Caterpillar, $1000.

Johnston: Amanda Freese, Johnston, mechanical engineering, senior, Caterpillar, $1000.

Marengo: Nicole Becklinger, Marengo, mechanical engineering, sophomore, Caterpillar, $1000.

Montrose: Michelle Brisby, Montrose, industrial engineering, junior, Caterpillar, $1000.

Sigourney: Maureen Mohr, Sigourney, industrial engineering, sophomore, Caterpillar, $1000.


North Little Rock: Kristin Wood, North Little Rock, mechanical engineering, junior, Caterpillar, $1000.


Glenview: Jessica Petruzzello, Glenview, industrial engineering, junior, Caterpillar, $1000.

Matteson: Celia Mimms, Matteson, industrial engineering, junior, Caterpillar, $1000.

Peoria: Allison Bartak, Peoria, mechanical engineering, sophomore, Caterpillar, $1000.


Indianapolis: Shauna Blackwell, Indianapolis, industrial engineering, junior, Caterpillar, $1000.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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