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June / July 2012

 

University of Iowa mascot Herky drives one of the boats used for river research at LACMRERS.

University of Iowa mascot Herky drives one of the boats used for river research at LACMRERS.

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 and hydrology through small-group hands-on work.

Doug Schnoebelen and Larry Weber welcomed the students, and Schnoebelen discussed the significance of the Mississippi River and instruct the students in scientific procedures used in field research through hands-on experiments.

 

Funding Awards and Renewals:

Pablo Carrica was awarded supplemental funding of $970,002 from the Office of Naval Research for “Multiphase Flow Tools for Marine Applications.”

David Cwiertny was awarded new funding of $349,550 from the U.S. National Science Foundation for “CAREER: Hybrid Nanostructures as Catalysts for Advancing Oxidation Processes: An Integrated Research and Education Plan Promoting Water Reuse and Sustainability.”

Craig Just was awarded a new contract of $138,180 from Boardman, Oregon, (City of) Port of Morrow for “Nitrogen Dynamics in Poplar Rhyzosphere During Dormancy.”

Marian Muste was awarded supplemental funding of $58,327 for a previously funded project from the Iowa Department of Transportation for “Development of Self-Cleaning Box Culvert Design – Phase II.”

David Cwiertny was awarded new funding of $39,289 from the USDA (as a subaward to the University of California-Riverside) for “Photochemical Disinfection of Agriculturally Introduced Pathogens: The Influence of Extracellular Polymeric Substances on the Bactericidal Capacity of Naturally Occurring Reactive Oxygen Species.”

George Constantinescu was awarded supplemental funding of $214,826 from the Iowa Department of Transportation for Phase II of an existing project, “Optimization of Snow Drifting Mitigation and Control Methods for Iowa Conditions.”

Larry Weber and Nathan Young were awarded new funding of $5,000 from the City of Ames, Iowa, for “Thirteenth Street Dam Modification, Ames, Iowa.”

Larry Weber was awarded new funding of $405,000 from the City of Tacoma, Wash., for “Engineering Consulting Services for Cowlitz Falls Dam Hydraulic Modeling Study.”

 

IIHR Seminars:

Analytical and Computational Methods For Two-phase Flow With Soluble Surfactant”
Presented By: Kuan Xu, Algorithm Scientist, General Electric Global Research.

Unstable Equilibrium: Modelling Waves and Turbulence in Water Flow
Presented by, Dr. Robert Connell, Lincoln Ventures.

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