Local University of Iowa students earn employment honors PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lin Larson   
Friday, 11 April 2014 15:34

IOWA CITY, IA (04/11/2014)(readMedia)-- Seven University of Iowa students have been recognized for reliability, quality of work initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of their contributions as student employees. They will be honored during an April 22 luncheon with UI President Sally Mason.

Dave Bein, a third-year student in mechanical engineering from Silvis, IL, received State of Iowa and UI campus student employee of the year honors. Beinhas worked with the UI College of Engineering's Center for Computer Aided Design and the Virtual Soldier Research lab since 2011, parlaying his personal experience as a U.S. Marine into his role as resident military advisor. He helped create more than 100 detailed 3D models of Marine Corps weapons and gear, a key component in the lab's successful bid for a contract to optimize the equipment loads soldiers carry. He's since expanded into avatar design, software testing, motion capture, and other elements that go into creating the world's most advanced virtual soldier, Santos. Bein has traveled to Quantico, Virginia, to meet with software end users and collect date for Marine equipment and procedures. He is liaison to program managers at the Quantico and coordinates much of the communication between the UI team and the base.

Dan Morse, a fourth-year student in English, computer science, and physics from Bettendorf, IA, received certificate of appreciation honors. Morseworks with Integrated Strategic Planning and Business Development in the Office of Physician Relations. He's applied knowledge from his computer science courses to improve efficiency and accuracy on the job, helping colleagues manage contact information for some 20,000 doctors who refer patients to the UI, and reducing hands-on time from hundreds of hours to a matter of minutes.

The National Student Employment Association establishes criteria for the UI awards, which are presented every spring.

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