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Teresa Gaffey: Transformations

Posted on May 20th, 2014

When Teresa Gaffey was a graduate student at the University of Iowa School of Social Work, she studied something known as the “foot-in-the-door” technique. Just like it sounds, this persuasion strategy begins with a request for something small and insignificant. After an initial “yes,” it becomes easier and easier to get agreement to larger, more […]

IIHR Assistant Research Scientist Chris Wilson (left) and graduate student Ben Abban are part of a team conducting field studies of soil carbon under different land uses.

Researchers Study Human Impact on Land

Posted on March 10th, 2014

How have more than 100 years of agriculture have affected the Midwestern landscape? IIHR researchers are part of a $4.9 million grant to study changes to the “critical zone,” from the treetops to the bedrock.

Fred Stern: Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics

Posted on November 13th, 2013

For 17-year-old Fred Stern, the future looked bright from the deck of a sailboat racing across the waters of Lake Ontario. The young man from Syracuse, N.Y., took advantage of his home’s close proximity to the Great Lakes to spend every moment he could sailing. With a small push from his father, Stern channeled his […]

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 […]

Bioremediation: Cleaning Up Groundwater

Posted on November 13th, 2013

Magic Microbes You might call Tim Mattes a magician of sorts — he may not pull a rabbit out of his hat, but he can transform known human carcinogens into a safer substance, using only naturally-occurring microbes. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the IIHR associate research engineer is exploring the use of micro-organisms […]

The Human Costs of Flooding

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Putting the human cost of floods, rather than economic loss, front and center Hurricane Katrina was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, with damages totaling more than $70 billion. It was also one of the deadliest, taking the lives of nearly 2,000 people. It was the hurricane’s human impact that started Eric Tate on his […]

Safety Information

Posted on October 22nd, 2013

IIHR takes the safety of students, staff, and faculty very seriously. To ensure the safety of all researchers and students, we have created guidelines for safe practices in the field and when operating one of the IIHR research boats. These guidelines focus on establishing a climate in which safety of University of Iowa personnel has […]

"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.

Your Future at IIHR

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

Revolutionary research … One-on-one mentoring … Real-world challenges Take the next step toward a successful future at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, an internationally respected institution dedicated to hydroscience and fluids engineering. IIHR gives students the tools they need to address increasingly complex global issues, integrating: An understanding of the physics of flow and flow-related processes Development […]

Water-Quality Monitoring Sensor Network

Posted on September 11th, 2013

IIHR’s water-quality initiative represents an unprecedented effort to monitor real-time changes in a large river in response to climatic events, agricultural trends, and other human activities. Researchers at LACMRERS have 10 Hydrolab multi-sonde water-quality monitors deployed in Pool 16 for detailed chemical analysis. The sensors provide continuous real-time monitoring of: Dissolved oxygen Temperature Specific conductance […]

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