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Hawkeye Lunch & Learn: The Virtual Soldier

You are invited to the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture titled The Virtual Soldier, presented by Karim Abdel-Malek, Senior Associate to the Provost, Director for the Center for Computer-Aided Design, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. This lecture is free and open to the public, however, an RSVP is encouraged.

RSVP by clicking on the "I'm Interested" button on the event page, and following the login instructions. Friends and Alumni will be prompted to create an account the first time they register for a University of Iowa event. Please contact if you encounter any technical issues. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch, and drinks and desserts will be provided.

Santos® is a human simulator developed at the University of Iowa which aids in the reduction of load for the US Marines, tests new equipment for the US Army, and helps design new vehicles for the auto manufacturing industry.  Santos® is a computer program developed over the past 12 years by a team of about 50 researchers.  Santos® operates inside a computer and can check for all types of scenarios before the equipment or vehicle is built, thus reducing cost and time. Professor Abdel-Malek will discuss his experience working with Santos® on ongoing research. This lecture is sponsored by the University of Iowa Provost's Office of Outreach & Engagement. To view upcoming lectures in the Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture series visit Participants are encouraged to take five minutes to complete the Our Lives Online Theme Semester Survey to become eligible to receive prize giveaways this semester.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of Outreach & Engagement in advance at 319-335-0684.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Iowa Theater
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, Iowa

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College of Engineering, Office of the Provost, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Center for Computer-Aided Design, College of Medicine, Human Genetics

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Outreach Iowa, Theme Semester




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Jade Manternach

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Recent Activity

Hailey Courtney

Hailey Courtney 4/12/2017

In case you missed Karim Abdel-Malek's lecture or want to watch it again, it is now available on YouTube,

Kathy Holeton

Kathy Holeton left a positive review 4/5/2017

I loved the presentation. It was very informative and "down to earth" so a lay person can relate to the upcoming technologies and research in the field.

Cathy Eisenhofer

Cathy Eisenhofer left a positive review 4/5/2017

I enjoyed hearing from Karim Abdel-Malek about the future impacting initiatives of the Santos program. I was a little surprised that it took 2 days to run the data. I think it's time to upgrade to IBM "Watson". Let's keep the UI as a leader for this program. Nice to see President Harreld at the session. Cathy Eisenhofer

Michael Hovland

Michael Hovland left a positive review 4/7/2017

I enjoy all the Lunch and Learn programs, but I thought this one was particularly well-done and interesting. Great topic and well presented. Shows all the cutting-edge work being done at the University of Iowa.

Becky Hanson

Becky Hanson left a positive review 4/5/2017

Excellent and amazing. The presenter is extremely intelligent and scientific, yet able to communicate to non-scientists in a way that allows us to understand the research and projects.

Karlyn Larson

Karlyn Larson left a positive review 4/5/2017

Fascinating work. Can't wait to go to their open house in July.

John Marmet

John Marmet 4/7/2017

I really like the lectures dealing with technology, how vast its reach is today, and speculation on where it's headed in the future. It's wonderful to see the University of Iowa being a leader in the research and development of tools like the Virtual Soldier. These lectures allow us to learn about the different types of research going on around campus and how our university plays leading roles in various fields. Thanks for hosting them!