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Studying Arsenic in Cerro Gordo County Groundwater

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Five years later, a multi-institutional research study determines the source of arsenic in Cerro Gordo County private wells.

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 […]

Stephanie Then (left) and Michelle Riedinger with their entry for the ASCE concrete canoe design competition in 2013.

Like a Duck to Water

Posted on December 5th, 2014

IIHR student researcher Stephanie Then is a team player on the water and at LACMRERS, where she helps with the Water Quality Nutrient Network.

STEM/K-12 Education

Posted on September 5th, 2014

LACMRERS is an important educational resource for students in many fields of study, including engineering, biology, English, and more. A water-quality class is held every summer at LACMRERS, with significant time spent in the field on the Mississippi River. Short courses for international students are a popular new innovation at LACMRERS, and a recent STEM […]

Doug Schnoebelen (left) looks on as Chinese students work in the lab at LACMRERS.

From China to LACMRERS

Posted on August 4th, 2014

Twelve Chinese young people recently visited LACMRERS, taking part in “Rivers as Bridges,” an educational exchange that brings elite students to this country to study U.S. geography, ecology, and culture.

A Celebration of Discovery

Posted on May 30th, 2014

LACMRERS welcomed hundreds of K-12 students and their families (and Herky!) to the IExploreSTEM Festival, giving students the chance to experience science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) hands-on.

Mussels Serve as Water-Quality Sensors

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Why would a mollusk wear a backpack? For decades, IIHR has had a love affair with the freshwater mussel. Once students dig their first mussel from the Mississippi River mud, they are hooked. IIHR researchers have led countless mussel-based research projects, including efforts to re-establish endangered species in Midwestern rivers. At LACMRERS, a display of […]

"Tree-hugging" students investigate the 2008 flood line evident on an oak tree. (L to R): Zach Wendland, Maddison Wignall, and Alena Newgren.

IIHR Hosts Honors Workshop

Posted on October 6th, 2013

IIHR hosted one of 16 Honors Primetime workshops held for incoming first-year honors students before the official start of classes this fall.

What’s New at LACMRERS?

Posted on August 19th, 2013

There’s always something interesting happening at the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS). LACMRERS is a place where people meet to study, collaborate, and learn about the Upper Mississippi River — often while having a lot of fun. Whether it’s students gathering to try out some hands-on science on the river, or […]

IIHR Postdoctoral Associate Carrie Davis shows visiting Chinese students instruments used to test water quality.

Rivers as Bridges

Posted on August 17th, 2012

The Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS) recently welcomed some of China’s finest high school students to learn about the Mississippi River.

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