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U.S. DOE Wave Energy Prize Comes to IIHR

Posted on January 29th, 2016

The IIHR Wave Basin at the University of Iowa is one of just five testing facilities selected for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wave Energy Prize competition.

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.

Jim Ashton: Turnaround Guy

Posted on April 6th, 2015

After a long day of duck hunting on the Mississippi River, the Ashton men gathered in the family’s small cabin for food, camaraderie, and male bonding. As the youngest son, Jim Ashton relished the chance to kick back with his father, two older brothers, and uncles around the fire. Once everyone was relaxed, one of […]

Mark Wilson: What’s Not to Like?

Posted on April 6th, 2015

The night was warm, and campus seemed deserted. But if passersby had looked up at the right time, they would have seen two young men climbing up the outside of the Engineering Building, hand over hand, swinging into an open window on the third floor. Cat burglars? No, just wannabe computer programmers. Mark Wilson, who […]

H.S. Udaykumar: The Reluctant Engineer

Posted on April 6th, 2015

India native H.S. Udaykumar (Uday) recently took his parents on a pilgrimage to the Himalaya Mountains. Even as he struggled to drive on the rough, narrow roadways, Uday was struck by the beauty he saw around him. Then Uday noticed his father, a civil engineer, gazing at the hills with an altogether different look in […]

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 […]

Scott Hagen: Far from the Farm

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Scott Hagen jerked awake to find the tractor he was driving slowly veering off course, leaving a meandering trail of newly planted corn behind it. He had nodded off just for a second, after a long night of studying for the three classes he was taking that spring at the University of Iowa. Hitting the […]

George Constantinescu: Rivers Run in the Family

Posted on May 20th, 2014

George Constantinescu relaxes at an outdoor table on the sidewalk in Paris, sipping a cup of espresso as he browses through a book on modern art. Before long, he’ll be off to a favorite art museum. Paris feels almost like a second home, Constantinescu says. He spent a year there after graduating from the Technical […]

Jacob Odgaard: Making an Impact

Posted on November 13th, 2013

One phone call has been known to change history. For IIHR Research Engineer Jacob Odgaard, such a call changed his life. Odgaard was traveling worldwide through his work for the Danish Hydraulics Institute (DHI), and these travels brought him to Cal Tech, where he had been invited to present a seminar. Then-IIHR Director Jack Kennedy […]

Harvest Schroeder: The Human Factor

Posted on November 13th, 2013

Harvest Schroeder admits that earning an engineering degree is challenging. “It is hard, but so is everything else that’s worthwhile,” Schroeder says. She likes to think about the human results of her work, and making the world better for the real people. “It’s totally worth it,” the IIHR engineer says. Small-Town Scientist The Calamus, Iowa, […]

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