UI asking to rename Biomedical Engineering Department in honor of Roy Carver

UI asking to rename Biomedical Engineering Department in honor of Roy Carver
KCJJ Staff
11/08/18

If Roy J. Carver’s impact on the University of Iowa campus wasn’t notable enough, it’s about to become a little more so.

The University of Iowa has requested naming the Department of Biomedical Engineering after the late benefactor. They say The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has provided the department with nearly $3 million in support over the last two decades. And it recently committed $12 million in future support of a major initiative in respiratory and pulmonary biomedical engineering.

Officials say that commitment will allow the department, the only of its kind in the state, to transform into a global leader in respiratory and pulmonary biomedical engineering.

They’ll present the recommendation to the Board of Regents during their meeting in Cedar Falls next week.

Carver was a Muscatine entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist who, either personally or through his trust, has given hundreds of millions of dollars to the UI. Multiple buildings and department’s on campus bear his name, most notably Carver-Hawkeye Arena and the Carver College of Medicine.