Additional Information

Student Organizations

The College of Engineering is home to dozens of student organizations and clubs.  There are clubs for every interest, whether it be a hobby or a professional subject.  Below are some student organizations. Additional College of Engineering organizations can be found here.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 

Iowa Baja

Iowa Formula

Iowa Marine Autonomous Racing Club (IMARC)

Multi-Ethnic Engineering and Science Association (MESA)

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)


Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)
GPSG is the Graduate and Professional Student Government at the University of Iowa. GPSG represents UI's nearly 10,000 graduate and professional students and advocate on their behalf to university administrators, the Board of Regents, and state and federal legislators. Their mission is improve the experience of graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa. GPSG is a representative democracy, with delegates elected from all graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa. GPSG acts like an umbrella organization to GSS.

Graduate Student Senate (GSS) 
GSS is comprised of grad students, for grad students. The Senate works in association with the Graduate College and is the primary representative, administrative, and service organization for the graduate students at the University of Iowa. It assists in the administration of resources designated to graduate students, and works to establish and maintain programs and activities of interests to graduate students. GSS aims to be the voice of graduate students. A senator from your department is the easiest way to be sure the voice of graduate students in your department is heard.


About University of Iowa

The University of Iowa, a Big Ten University, enrolls over 33,000 students and has almost 1,500 faculty members. The College of Engineering has over 100 faculty members and a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of just over 2,500 students. The Engineering College is comparable in size to the other nine colleges on campus, with the exception of the College of Liberal Arts. The other colleges include Tippie College of Business, Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and the Graduate College. The Engineering College is well integrated into the university community and capitalizes on its special environment through a multitude of interdisciplinary research efforts and by using the academic richness of the University to enhance undergraduate and graduate curriculum offerings. The Liberal Arts College, which maintains strong programs in the Arts, Humanities, and the Sciences, provides extensive cultural opportunities as well as educational and research support for engineering students. The University of Iowa has one of the nation's largest university-owned teaching hospitals; biomedical engineering and health care research opportunities are available

About Iowa City

Iowa City, the home of The University of Iowa and the original capitol of the State of Iowa, is located in east-central Iowa, 25 miles south of Iowa's second largest city, Cedar Rapids, and 60 miles west on I-80 of the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline and Rock Island, Illinois). Six air carriers service Cedar Rapids and the Quad Cities. Most of Iowa's industrial, historical and recreational areas are within a two-hour drive from Iowa City. Des Moines, the current State Capitol, is two hours driving time to the west, while Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Kansas City can all be reached by driving four to six hours. Iowa City, a city of about 50,000 people, is a cultural and medical center. The city's greatest asset, though, is the friendly midwestern people who make this city an ideal place in which to live and study.