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University of Iowa News Release


Oct. 18, 2007

UI College of Engineering announces corporate 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 and scholarship name) Scholarship for 2007-08 academic year.

The awards are given on the basis of merit.

[EDITORS: Please insert the paragraph about the named corporation, which is included at the end of the release.]

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


Cedar Rapids: Benjamin Peiffer, Cedar Rapids, electrical engineering, sophomore, Rockwell Collins, $1,000.

Dubuque: Amanda Arensdorf, Dubuque, mechanical engineering, senior, Rockwell Collins, $1,000.

Fredericksburg: Joel Neuendorf, Fredericksburg, electrical engineering, sophomore, Rockwell Collins, $1,000.

Iowa City: Nicholas Kiguta, Iowa City, electrical engineering, senior, Rockwell Collins, $1,000.

Long Grove: Jessica Warren, Long Grove, engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $3,000.

North Liberty: Jordan Cannon, North Liberty, industrial engineering, junior, Stanley Consultants Scholarship, $5,000.

North Liberty: Julian Stewart, North Liberty, engineering, sophomore, Alcoa, $1,000.

Robins: Nicholas Sitter, Robins, electrical engineering, sophomore, Rockwell Collins, $1,000.


Fort Collins: Andrea Bartlett, Fort Collins, engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $3,000.


Hoffman Estates: Eric DeCristofaro, Hoffman Estates, mechanical engineering senior, Pella Scholarship, $1,000.

Libertyville: Ryne Gavigan, Libertyville, mechanical engineering, junior, Rockwell Collins, $1,000.

Melrose Park: Maribel Treto, Melrose Park, engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $3,000.

Rock Island: Jamere Clark, Rock Island, engineering, senior, Alcoa, $1,000.


Muskego: Eric Baez, Muskego, engineering, freshman, Alcoa, $3,000.

Alcoa Inc. is a long-time corporate partner of the College of Engineering, with manufacturing facilities in Riverdale, Iowa, part of 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 on the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Advisory Board. Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina and is active in all major aspects of the industry.

Pella Corporation, founded in 1925, makes premium quality windows, entry door systems, storm doors and patio doors for customers throughout North America, as well as other countries. The company has been listed in Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work For" for six consecutive years. Pella partners with the college by actively recruiting graduates, offering scholarships, sponsoring the student project engineering design experience (PEDE), providing guest seminars, exchanging information with the college, receiving briefings from the college, and by providing active members to the College of Engineering and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Advisory Boards.

Rockwell Collins partners with the college to actively recruit graduates, offer scholarships, sponsor the student project engineering design experience (PEDE), offer guest seminars, occupy adjunct faculty positions, support continuing education and exchange information. The company receives college briefings, contributes to College of Engineering Building Funds, and is available for faculty consulting. Rockwell has sponsored three research projects and has members on the Advisory Boards for the College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the Center for Computer-Aided Design, and Development.

Stanley Consultants, since 1913, have provided engineering and related services to all 50 states and in 93 countries.  Starting in 1939 in Muscatine, Iowa, C. Maxwell Stanley pioneered quality service methods for clients regarding rural electrification, state roads, sanitary systems, and running water. In addition to engineering, Stanley Consultants provide architectural, economical, environmental, and construction services. The member-owned company also belongs to the U.S. Green Building Council, which promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.  Stanley Consultants partners with the college by actively recruiting graduates, supporting ethnic inclusion, supplying guest seminars, exchanging information, receiving briefings from the college, contributing to the college's Building Funds, participating in faculty consultation, and by having members on the Advisory Boards for the College of Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering.

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