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Archive for July, 2012



From China to the Mississippi

On July 23, some of China’s finest high school students visited the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS) near Muscatine, Iowa, to learn about the Mississippi. The students spent 18 days visiting three states as part of Rivers as Bridges, an international exchange program.



Water Under the Bridge

Some of China’s most accomplished high school students visited Muscatine Monday to learn more about the environment and the culture. The students were participating in Rivers as Bridges, a program developed by the nonprofit Environment and Public Health Network for Chinese Students and Scholars, to compare and contrast the  Mississippi River with China’s Yangtze River.

Sean Plenner

Undergraduate Research: Transformative and Fun

Posted on July 18th, 2012

Sean Plenner, part of IIHR’s “Team LiDAR,” has designed and built a simple, effective, and relatively inexpensive laser instrument to measure river sediment deposition and scour patterns.

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