University of Iowa

Paul Hanley

Professor Paul Hanley partners with the Office of Outreach and Engagment to give students real-world experience while also benefiting Iowa communities.

Associate Professor Paul Hanley structures his Project Design and Management capstone course around community-based projects to emulate the experiences students will have as engineering graduates and to give back to the state of Iowa. Last year, 48 graduate students worked on 16 different projects in 16 rural Iowa communities through this course. Professor Paul Hanley has partnered with the Office of Outreach and Engagement on real-world projects for the last three years.


“I want our students and faculty to create and return to the state of Iowa tenable benefits by completing useful projects that will eventually inform policy and funding decisions about infrastructure, assist with final engineering designs, and for some the construction of a community improvement.”