The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa News Services Home News Releases UI in the News Subscribe to UI News Contact Us

University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 6, 2006

UI College Of Engineering Names Rockwell Collins Scholars

(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) Rockwell Collins Excellence Scholarship for 2006-2007 academic year.

The awards are given on the basis of merit.

A leader in the design, production, and support of communication and aviation electronics for commercial and governmental systems, Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell Collins started producing short wave radio equipments in 1933 and now produces flight control instruments, radio communication devices, and satellite voice transmissions from more than 60 locations in 27 different countries. Rockwell Collins-brand aircraft electronics are installed in the cockpits of nearly every airline in the world.

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.

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.

IOWA

Camanche: Kevin Stanley, Camanche, electrical engineering, sophomore, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

Cedar Falls: Roshni Patel, Cedar Falls, electrical engineering, senior, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

Cedar Rapids: Christina Tryon, Cedar Rapids, electrical engineering, senior, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

Dubuque: Zaid Towfic, Dubuque, electrical engineering, senior, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

Iowa City: Kristina Lloyd, Iowa City, electrical engineering, junior, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

Iowa City:  Matt Menietti, Iowa City, electrical engineering, junior, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

Long Grove: Rocky Warren, Long Grove, electrical engineering, senior, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

Peosta: Katie Lehmann, Peosta, industrial engineering, senior, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

Peosta: Michelle Schueller, Peosta, electrical engineering, senior, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

ILLINOIS

Bourbonnais: Amber Thiesen, Bourbonnais, electrical engineering, junior, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

INDIANA

Greenwood: Ashley Engelhardt, Greenwood, electrical engineering, senior, Rockwell Collins, $1000.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009, gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu