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Sabrina received the Office of Undergraduate Research’s Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Sabrina has been honored with the Office of Undergraduate Research’s Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award for the 2024-2025 period at the University of Iowa. This recognition is a testament to her significant contributions to research at the university. Along with this award, Sabrina will receive an OUR Fellowship and a $1000 travel scholarship to attend a professional event related to her field of study.
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Gage MacLin: NASA Fellowship Awardee at University of Iowa

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
We're thrilled to announce that Gage MacLin has been selected for the prestigious NASA fellowship by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium at the University of Iowa.
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Sabrina and Cristian presented at the 2023 FURF (Fall Undergraduate Research Festival)

Friday, November 10, 2023
Sabrina showcased her innovative research on creating a flexible soft robotic arm, while Cristian shared his findings on the advanced coordination of large drone swarms.
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Celebrating Cristian Sanchez: Winner of the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Researcher Scholarship

Monday, August 7, 2023
Undergraduate student Cristian Sanchez has been honored with the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Researcher Scholarship.
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Recognition for Outstanding Work in Multi-Vehicle Coordination and Underwater Vehicles Control

Sunday, June 18, 2023
Mechanical engineering student Gage receives the esteemed 2023-2024 John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship for outstanding work in multi-vehicle coordination and underwater vehicle control. Congrats on this significant achievement!
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Cristian Sanchez has won the AY 2023/2024 ICRU Fellowship

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Undergraduate researcher explores robotics and drones, focusing on motion planning algorithms for drone swarms. Aiming for search and rescue applications, they fly up to 25 quadrotor drones simultaneously and plan to expand to 1000 drones. Their mentor's guidance and research experience motivate them to pursue a career in the field.
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Gage wins the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Internship to make Autonomous Systems more robust

Friday, September 2, 2022
Gage’s project (Multi Loop Control of Complex Autonomous Systems) aims to design and implement the guidance and control systems for various autonomous vehicles.
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Venanzio Cichella receives 2021 Amazon Research Award

Monday, May 23, 2022
Venanzio Cichella and Tianbao Yang received the 2021 Amazon Research Award for their proposal using ML/optimization for improving robotic motion planning.
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Calvin receives SMART scholarship

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Calvin Kielas-Jensen has been awarded the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship.
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Congratulations to Camilla for winning the 2022 PhD Student Excellence award from the CoE, UI

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Camilla Tabasso has been awarded the PhD Student Excellence award by the College of Engineering, University of Iowa.