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Mission Statement

Free Flow Sculpture

Free Flow, a bronze sculpture by Iowa artist Shirley Wyrick, represents IIHR’s research and rich history. Free Flow is permanently installed near the entrance to the C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory.

IIHR’s mission is to be a leader in fluids-related fundamental and applied research; to provide interdisciplinary education for future leaders in science and engineering; and to advance knowledge in support of sustainable natural and engineered systems.


IIHR’s vision is to be an international leader among academic institutions in hydroscience and engineering research recognized for integrating laboratory, field and simulation-based experimentation, and participatory interdisciplinary education.

Goal #1 — Institutional Vitality

Foster an academic research environment for students and staff to work at the forefront of their disciplines and collaboratively on large, multi-disciplinary research initiatives

Goal #2 — Research

Enhance international recognition for excellence in research while integrating laboratory, field, and simulation-based experimentation in both fundamental and applied engineering research programs

Goal #3 — Education

Witek and PhD graduate student Luciana Cunha

Professor Witold Krajewski working with PhD student Luciana Cunha.

Develop and maintain educational programs built on rigorous foundational courses and enhanced with broad interdisciplinary electives and participatory research experiences.

Goal #4 — Service

Increase IIHR’s value to society through leadership in professional and governmental organizations, and outreach to communities.

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Last modified on June 17th, 2015
Posted on June 1st, 2010

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