Articles from December 2021

eremy Dietmeier has done what many young adults dream of doing: turned a love of video games into a promising career.

Levelling up his education game

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
A passion for playing video games led University of Iowa doctoral candidate Jeremy Dietmeier to embark on a career designing better informal learning environments.
James Huerta sits on top of the Old Capitol Ledge looking beyond

High-flying Hawkeye

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
University of Iowa graduating senior James Huerta, who enrolled in the Army ROTC during college, will be an officer at the Army’s flight school at Fort Rucker in Alabama, where he ultimately hopes to fly Black Hawk helicopters.
Caleb Smith smiles

Learning to lead

Monday, December 27, 2021
Caleb Smith says the University of Iowa showed him that he can make a difference in the world—and he intends to do just that as he works towards his dream of becomeing a U.S. Senator.
Michael Scheuerman

Iowa, Yemen, and an Oscar nod

Monday, December 27, 2021
Scheuerman, a 1988 University of Iowa graduate, retired from his longtime career in information technology in 2018 and co-produced Hunger Ward, a documentary about the humanitarian disaster and famine caused by the brutal six-year civil war in Yemen. The film is one of five nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony
Carson Peters smiles for photo in front of a cherry blossom tree

Improving health care around the world

Monday, December 27, 2021
Public health grad Carson Peters uses her passion for public advocacy to address issues such as infectious diseases, gaps within the HIV care continuum, and links between medication and infection in elderly hospital patients.
Nursing graduate Danielle Yonemura dances in graduation robe

Nursing student saving lives in Van Meter

Monday, December 27, 2021
An Iowa nursing student is helping to develop a plan that educates students, faculty, and staff in Van Meter, Iowa, about anaphylactic reactions—all while working a full-time job, raising her child, and completing Iowa’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
College of Law Student, Kayla Boyd poses in a business suit

A warrior for the vulnerable

Monday, December 27, 2021
Kayla Boyd strives to defend the disadvantaged. The University of Iowa College of Law student has seized opportunities to show she is prepared to be a powerful advocate.
UI Grad Emily Silich looks to the sky while standing in front of a massive satellite dish

Reaching for the cosmos

Monday, December 27, 2021
Graduating senior Emily Silich wants to be an astrophysicist, using her skills in instrumentation and observation to investigate a range of questions about the universe. She’s well on her way, thanks to her research opportunities as an Iowa undergraduate.
Intern for the Denver Broncos and Hawkeye, Cole Cooper neils with a camera on an NFL football field

Hawkeye’s NFL gig is about more than a game

Monday, December 27, 2021
As the social content intern for the Denver Broncos, 2020 University of Iowa graduate Cole Cooper is combining his creative skills with his marketing education to help build the professional football team’s brand.
Luz Alcala

Luz Alcala wants to pay it forward

Monday, December 27, 2021
Luz Alcala came to the University of Iowa to earn a business degree, but the first-generation student will graduate with so much more.