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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

June / July 2012

Posted on August 13th, 2012

  In July Some of China’s finest high school students visited the University of Iowa’s environmental research station on the Mississippi River. The visit was held at the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS) near Muscatine, Iowa. LACMRERS Director Doug Schnoebelen demonstrated and instructed the students as they learn about river science […]

LACMRERS: Productive Partnerships

Posted on February 27th, 2012

Every day seems to bring a flood of negative environmental news. The problems are so complex, they often seem beyond the scope of what one person can address. IIHR researchers know how challenging the problems can be. That doesn’t stop them, though, and in fact, they believe they knows the key: collaboration. LACMRERS can bring […]

Boat Safety Guidelines

Posted on May 6th, 2011

by Douglas J. Schnoebelen, LACMRERS Director Introduction River and lake research for hydrologists, geologists, engineers, biologists, and other scientists often involves the use of boats under a variety of conditions. In particular, scientists from the University of Iowa’s IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering and the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS) routinely depend on […]

Young Problem-Solvers Visit LACMRERS

Posted on April 25th, 2011

Thirty-five student participants in the Future Problem Solvers program recently visited the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi River Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS) to learn more about water quality.

Instrumentation and Technology

Posted on February 3rd, 2011

One of IIHR’s strengths is found in its continuing visionary commitment to maintaining and enhancing its experimental facilities, while at the same time pioneering efforts in high-speed computational analysis and simulation of complex flow phenomena. This combination perhaps makes IIHR unique among fluids research laboratories, and permits varying, yet complementary, approaches for investigation and solution […]

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