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Engineering Reads 2023 - What the Eyes Don't See

A community reading program brought to you by the University of Iowa College of Engineering, Lichtenberger Engineering Library, and Hanson Center for Communication

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Common Read Events

September Engineering Reads Book Club Chapters 1-12 Thursday, September 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Hanson Center for Communication (4650 SC)

Water Filtration Challenge Thursday, October 12, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, 2040 SC

November Engineering Reads Book Club Chapters 13-26 Thursday, November 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Hanson Center for Communication (4650 SC)

Author Q&A and Book Signing Wednesday, November 29, 5:15 - 6:16 pm, 1505 SC

What the Eyes Don't See

By the crusading pediatrician who brought the fight for justice in Flint to the national spotlight, WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE is a powerful first-hand account of the Flint water crisis, the signature environmental disaster of our time, and a riveting narrative of personal advocacy. Here is the dramatic story of how Dr. Mona used science to prove Flint kids were exposed to lead, and how she courageously went public with her research and faced a brutal backlash. With persistence and single-minded sense of mission, she spoke truth to power. The book explores the horrific reality of how misguided austerity policies and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. A medical and scientific thriller, the book grapples with our country’s history of environmental injustice while telling the inspiring personal story of Dr. Mona—an immigrant, a doctor, and a scientist—whose family roots in social justice activism helped her turn the Flint crisis around. (from

About the Common Read Program

Engineering Reads is a shared reading experience where members of the College of Engineering all read and discuss one book. The goal is to build community across students, staff, and faculty by providing opportunities for meaningful conversations about ideas, social issues, and historical legacies relevant to science and engineering.

Kari Kozak - Liaison

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Hanson Center for Communication
4650 Seamans Center (4th Floor Annex)
Lichtenberger Engineering Library
2001 Seamans Center (2nd Floor)