Articles from April 2020

Graduate student heartened by biomedical engineering community's response to coronavirus pandemic

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Srivats Sarathy had an inclination towards science from an early age. Encouraged by his parents, he played with physics and chemistry kits and was allowed to disassemble the family’s computer when it was replaced with a newer model. Over time, Srivats developed interests in both medicine and engineering.

Sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic for now, Stewart Knights, international exchange student from England, vows to return to the University of Iowa for a proper farewell

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Drawn to the abundance of business and entrepreneurial resources available to students at the University of Iowa, Stewart Knights decided to spend a year away from his home school of Lancaster University in Lancashire, England, in order to attend the University of Iowa as an exchange student.

Hanxi Tang, international student from China, on the transition to online learning

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
In an effort to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, the University of Iowa transitioned to online teaching for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. As a result, all UI students shifted to virtual instruction on March 30.

Hanxi Tang, international student from China, contributes to UI efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Growing up in Beijing, China, Hanxi Tang knew at a young age that she had a keen interest in science. She relished opportunities to visit her mother, a pathology doctor, at work.

Providing support amid a pandemic

Friday, April 3, 2020
Suddenly unemployed and without access to a lab, Tania Tapia wondered how she would complete her chemistry degree.