You Are Welcome Here!

The goal of the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign is to “…affirm that participating institutions — including the University of Iowa — are diverse, friendly, safe, and committed to student development” (https://www.youarewelcomehereusa.org/read-me).

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Video by UI International Programs.

Robot Theater Summer Camp

After becoming familiar with them, students work in groups to program the robots to perform in a variety of skits used to create a final show. Click for details on this year's camp for grades 6-8.

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Video by University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The University of Iowa's DEC PDP-8

Prof. Doug Jones and students have been restoring a PDP-8 microcomputer purchased by the UI Psych Dept in 1965. It was demoed as part of our 50th Anniversary.

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PDP-8 in 1966 Psych Dept. vs demoed for 50th Anniversary

PDP-8 in 1966 UI Psych Dept. vs. demoed for 50th Anniversary

Artificial Intelligence Forms a Conduit To Critical, Creative Thinking in Future Teachers

"During a recent Topics in Education class, students created a dialog about the possible role of artificially intelligent robots in an education setting and beyond, thanks to the assistance of Denise Szecsei, a lecturer in the Math and Computer Science departments in the University of Iowa's CLAS."

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Artificial Intelligence Forms A Conduit To Critical, Creative Thinking In Future Teachers - October 26, 2016 -

Photo by Mei-Ling Shaw Williams | Denise Szecsei prepares the robots for a mock debate at the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa.

Portraits of professors Chipara and Shafiq on each side of NSF logo with text "Where discoveries begin"

Professors Chipara and Shafiq receive NSF CAREER awards

Professors Octav Chipara and Zubair Shafiq have received NSF CAREER awards for their respective proposals:...