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IIHR’s Year in Review

Posted on January 5th, 2016

2015 was a big year at IIHR. In case you missed it …

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Launch of CLE4R to help improve air quality in Dubuque, Iowa

cle4rClean Air in the River Valley — Environmental Education, Technology, Partnerships, and Planning

Under CLE4R, the City of Dubuque and its partners will be using technology and education to improve air quality, which makes for healthier living and can attract businesses to the area. CLE4R is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Education Program. The project director is IIHR Research Engineer Charles Stanier of the University of Iowa.


Jerry Schnoor, others represent UI at Paris Climate Conference

COP 21 | Iowa Now – University of Iowa

Dec 2, 2015 … University of Iowa students and faculty are attending the global climate talks this month in Paris. Four students from three colleges and a faculty …


IFIS, meet IWQIS — Iowa Water Quality Information System now available

Iowa Water Quality Information System | IWQIS

Welcome to the Iowa Water Quality Information system! This tool allows access to real-time water-quality information such as nitrate, chlorophyll, and dissolved …


Innovative cookstove insert gets a lot of attention

A $1 insert for cooking fires cuts wood use and soot pollution by …

Nov 11, 2015 … A steel wedge grate placed in a traditional Indian cook fire can increase the … Table showing lab test results for the cookstove insert … This is a story of how mushroom sales are solving a sanitation problem in rural Bolivia.


Iowa Flood Center on Twitter, @IFIS_Warnings in time for December flooding

Wet December Weather Causing Flooding |

Dec 14, 2015 … DES MOINES, Iowa — Heavy December rain is causing some flooding problems in the Des Moines metro. The rainfall was constant Sunday and didn’t … Winter Rain Forcing ‘Jolly Holiday Lights’ to Close for Season · News …


Ancient sea scorpion discovered by Iowa Geological Survey team draws National Geographic to Decorah, Iowa

pd-decorahReplica of ancient sea scorpion in Decorah

It’s the first time the public has been able to see the life-size replica of the giant six-foot sea scorpion. “We had about a month and a half to work on it, with consultations with James Lamsdell, who is the paleontologists we were able to to figure out how this creature might have looked from 450-million years ago,” said the artist Dennis Wilson.

Researchers Find Gian Fossilized Sea Scorpion – IIHR …

Sep 2, 2015 … What could a fossilized sea scorpion be doing in northeast Iowa? … IGS Researcher Paul (Huaibao) Liu has been leading a team to uncover …

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NEW YORK, NY- Extreme close-up of Harpegnathos saltato, A.K.A the Indian Jumping Ant. (Photo Credit: National Geographic Channels/ Alex Wilde)

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Fifth annual Iowa riverbank clean-up a success

A Chilly River Clean-up – IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering …

Oct 30, 2015 … Sponsors of the Great Annual Iowa Riverwalk Clean-up were IIHR— Hydroscience & Engineering, the City of Iowa City, UI Facilities …


Iowa Flood Center featured on #BTNLiveBIG


Corn Monument returns to campus

It’s Back! An Iowa Tradition Lives On – IIHR-Hydroscience …

Oct 19, 2015 … Engineering students at the University of Iowa have brought back a beloved tradition (with a little help from their faculty advisors and support …


Iowa Flood Center joins UI Mobile Museum at the Iowa State Fair


IIHR, Iowa Flood Center crucial partners with multiple communities


LACMRERS hosts IML-CZO conference

Midwest researchers come together for research project | Iowa …

Jul 30, 2015 … Midwest researchers come together for research project … http:// …


Ship hydro team partners with US Navy Research, US DOE on multiple projects


More water-quality sensors installed across the state


Other news from 2015:

resize-2Carrica, Buchholz Receive Major Navy Grant

Pablo Carrica, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and faculty research engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, and James Buchholz, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and associate faculty research engineer at IIHR, have received a grant from U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, for “Engaging Undergraduates and High School Students in Naval Science & Technology.”

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