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March 2012

The UI Iowa Flood Center (IFC) and the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER)  held a special legislative breakfast reception on March 7 at the State Capitol in Des Moines, IA.

State lawmakers, their staff members, and other state government officials were invited to learn about the centers’ work in helping to address some of Iowa’s leading environmental challenges.

Witold Krajewski and Larry Weber provided an update on the work of the Iowa Flood Center. They and their staff  presented some of the web-based tools, new technologies, and projects they are working on to help Iowa communities better prepare for more flooding.



Allen Bradley  has been named one of the winners of the 2012 UI President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence.

The award, which is administered by the UI Council on Teaching, was created in 2004 as a University-wide recognition for faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained, high level of teaching excellence.


Funding Awards and Renewals:

Fred Stern has received a $49,999 research grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy.
Stern will study Naval surface combatant maneuvering wave breaking and patterns: CFDShip-Iowa and Wave Basin Tests.

Pablo Carrica was awarded supplemental funding of $28,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, for “Multiphase Flow Tools for Marine Applications.”

Allen Bradley was awarded a contract and supplemental funding of $126,600 from Exelon Generation Company, LLC, for “CS2 Thermal Model Update and Investigation of the LaSalle Cooling Lake.”

Pablo Carrica received supplemental funding of $139,218 from the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, for his existing project, “Multiphase Flow Tools for Marine Applications.”

George Constantinescu was awarded funding of $100,488 from Genex Systems, LLC, for “Modeling Scour in Cohesive Soils and Smart Scour Countermeasures.”

Witold Krajewski was awarded funding of $40,000 from the Consortium of Universities for Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) to support his role as “Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past-Chair, CUAHSI Board of Directors.”

Fred Stern was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Defense for his project, “URANS/DES CFDShip-Iowa Investigation of WAM-V Multi-Body Fluid-Structure Interaction: Computational and Experimental Research.” If awarded in full, the total project will be funded at $450,000.


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