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Paul Liu stands next to a model of Scorpy.

Delving Deep: Fossils from Iowa’s Ancient Sea

Posted on April 25th, 2017

This year, visitors to the University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum will get a glimpse of Iowa history that might look like something from a horror movie — a six-foot giant sea scorpion!

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.

A view of the Ottumwa treatment basins.

Safe Drinking Water for Iowans

Posted on September 15th, 2015

Scientists at IIHR are working with municipal water supply operators in several Iowa cities to help bring safe and reliable supplies of drinking water to those communities.

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.

The UI Mobile Museum is ready to hit the road!

On the Road with the Mobile Museum

Posted on July 10th, 2015

The UI Mobile Museum is hitting the road with a new exhibit focusing on water.

The IGS Rock Library

Posted on June 17th, 2015

About 470 million years ago, a meteor as big as a city block hurtled through the Earth’s atmosphere and struck what is now northeastern Iowa. The enormous impact shattered the bedrock and blasted everything outward. Shallow, brackish seawater rushed into the crater, scooping up the materials that had just blown out and sweeping in marine […]

Stephanie Surine: She’s a Rocker

Posted on April 6th, 2015

Stephanie Surine used to collect rocks on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She would fill an empty ice cream bucket with rocks, tote the bucket home, and polish up her finds. “At the time I didn’t realize that was something people did for a living,” she says. “It was just fun.” […]

Carrie Davis: Playing in the Mud

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

by Shianne Gruss Penny Davis likes to say that her daughter Caroline never grew out of the sandbox. Today, Carrie Davis, an assistant research scientist at IIHR— Hydroscience & Engineering, often spends her days knee-deep in riverbeds, monitoring water quality. Before joining IIHR as a postdoc in 2011, Davis was a contract geologist for Iowa […]

IIHR Currents cover.

IIHR Currents: Water touches everything

Posted on February 23rd, 2015

The new issues of IIHR Currents is on its way!

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