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IGS Maps Show Iowa Counties What Lies Beneath

Posted on January 5th, 2016

William Smith, the “father of English geology,” wasn’t the only geologist to create a map to change the world. Read about how geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey are creating new, geologic maps for the state even today.

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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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A Chilly River Clean-up

Posted on October 30th, 2015

Oct. 17 marked the fourth year that staff, students, and community members have joined hands to help keep Iowa City’s portion of the river beautiful.

The UI student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) designed, constructed, and erected the 2015 Corn Monument.

It’s Back! An Iowa Tradition Lives On

Posted on October 19th, 2015

Engineering students at the University of Iowa have brought back a beloved tradition (with a little help from their faculty advisors) — the Iowa corn monument.

Keeping the Iowa Beautiful: 2015 Riverwalk Clean-Up

Posted on October 8th, 2015

Help keep the Iowa River beautiful! Join other volunteers, students, faculty and staff for the Great Annual Riverwalk Clean-Up, Saturday, Oct. 17.

Researchers Find Giant Fossilized Sea Scorpion

Posted on September 2nd, 2015

IGS researchers have uncovered fossils of Pentecopterus, an ancient six-foot scorpion-like sea creature named after an ancient Greek warship. (Illustration by Patrick Lynch/Yale University)

River Clean-ups: An IIHR Service Tradition

Posted on July 29th, 2015

IIHR faculty, staff, and students continue to participate in river clean-ups like Project AWARE, which celebrated its 13th year this July on the Wapsipinicon River.

One of Iowa’s constructed nutrient-reduction wetlands, which researchers hope will reduce nutrient runoff to the state’s rivers and streams, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Adam Kiel, Iowa Soybean Association

Wetlands Improve Iowa’s Water Quality

Posted on July 10th, 2015

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) develops wetlands designed to remove nitrate-nitrogen from agricultural drainage water in strategic locations.

Teaching How to Teach Climate Science

Posted on May 29th, 2015

A recent University of Iowa STEM workshop, “Hot Topic: Climate & Iowa,” brought together teachers from across the state to address issues related to teaching about climate change.

Digging for Adventure

Posted on May 13th, 2015

IIHR researcher and University of Iowa alumna Kelli Parsons traveled the country before returning to the UI as a graduate student, where she studies human impact on the land through soil.

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