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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 6, 2006

UI College Of Engineering Names Pella Scholarship Winner

Monica Krisman of Winfield, Ill., a senior mechanical engineering student in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has been named the winner of a $1,000 Pella scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Founded in 1925, Pella Corporation 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.

The award is given on the basis of merit.

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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