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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 6, 2006

UI College Of Engineering Names Accenture Scholarship Winners

Two University of Iowa College of Engineering students have been named winners of $1,000 Accenture scholarships for the 2006-2007 academic year. They are:

--Trucy Phan of Waterloo, Iowa, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.

--Karen Kropf of Strasburg, Ohio, a senior majoring in industrial engineering.

The awards are given on the basis of merit.

Accenture Scholarships are provided to the College of Engineering by Accenture, Inc., Chicago, Ill. Accenture partners with the College of Engineering by actively recruiting graduates, offering scholarships, providing guest seminars, exchanging information with the college, receiving briefings at the college, and participating in Advisory Boards for the College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company whose aim is to help clients become high-performance businesses and governments. They help clients in 48 countries to enter new markets, increase revenue in existing markets, improve operational performance, and deliver products and services in a more effective and efficient way.

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.

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