The University of Iowa College of Engineering has embarked on a major capital improvement project for a South Annex to the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences. The plan includes a $37 million, 65,000-square-foot addition that will adjoin the current Seamans Center and extend the complex southward, toward Burlington Street, Iowa City. Funding for the Annex will be a partnership among individual donors, corporate donors, the university, and college research centers.
The Annex answers a significant need for state-of-the-art facilities as engineering experiences significant growth: 2,120 undergraduates were enrolled in the college in 2014, a 77 percent rise from 2005. Meanwhile, engineering faculty continue to successfully compete for research funding, despite a competitive climate. Research expenditures grew to $56 million in fiscal 2013 from $29 million in fiscal 2004—a 94 percent increase.
I am an Iowa Engineer…and something more.
Annual support at every level is crucial to maintaining the quality of the UI College of Engineering's programs. The college has established honor clubs to recognize individuals and organizations who provide generous annual support to the Engineering Excellence Fund and other college-wide programs:
|Dean's Club Gold||$10,000 or more|
|Dean's Club Silver||$5,000 through $9,999|
|Dean's Club||$1,000 through $4,999|
|Transit Club||$500 through $999|
|MECCA Club||$250 through $499|
For more information, contact: Kate Metcalf, Executive Director of Development, College of Engineering firstname.lastname@example.org (319) 467-3445
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