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Iowa Geological Survey staff (front row, l to r): Jason Vogelgesang, H. Paul Liu, Stephanie Surine, Rick Langel, and Philip Kerr; (second row, l to r) Nate Young, Zachary Demanett, Matthew Streeter, Ryan Clark, Keith Schilling, and Mike Gannon.

Iowa Geological Survey staff (front row, l to r): Jason Vogelgesang, H. Paul Liu, Stephanie Surine, Rick Langel, and Phillip Kerr; (second row, l to r) Nate Young, Zachary Demanett, Matthew Streeter, Ryan Clark, Keith Schilling, and Mike Gannon.

The Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) is a recognized leader in the geologic and hydrogeologic sciences. As a part of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering (IIHR), a research institute within the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering, IGS continues to build on its rich scientific heritage, while serving Iowans through research, education, and outreach. IIHR and IGS researchers are working together to strengthen the research, education, and service programs that have been the foundation of each organization. The classification, management, and conservation of the state’s geological resources are vital for Iowa’s economic stability and growth. As a reliable source of information on water, mineral, rock, soil, and energy resources, the IGS can help resolve environmental issues and provide guidance for all stakeholders.


  • Announcements:

    The IGS is currently inventorying and photographing rock core samples as part of a Data Preservation effort.
    The images are hosted in GeoCore, a new web application that allows users to search the Rock Library’s collection for core samples of interest and view high resolution photos of each box.
    GeoCore can be accessed here.
  • Scorpy Hits the Road!

    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 that called Iowa home hundreds of millions of years ago. Read more ...
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Last modified on May 31st, 2017
Posted on April 10th, 2014