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Summer camp students present their poster to IIHR staff member.

Exploring Engineering and Health Science

Posted on July 10th, 2017

A summer academic program at the University of Iowa encouraged middle-school students to dream big of a life in the sciences, and provided a week of education in engineering and health science from University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students.

Mussels as Sensors

Posted on September 11th, 2013

As filter feeders, mussels serve as an early warning system for pollutants and sediments in Mississippi River, much like the “canary in the coal mine.” Native freshwater mussels perform essential ecological functions in aquatic systems. They can influence nutrient cycling, because they transfer nutrients from the water column to the riverbed. The mussels require constant […]

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 […]

LACMRERS Education

Posted on September 6th, 2013

LACMRERS is an important educational resource for students in many fields of study, including engineering, biology, English, and more. A water-quality class is held every summer at LACMRERS, with significant time spent in the field on the Mississippi River. Short courses for international students are a popular new innovation at LACMRERS, and a recent STEM […]

SHL: Landmark Awards

Posted on March 14th, 2011

Stanley Hydraulics Laborataory  has received several awards for significant events that have occurred within this historic structure. This includes an American Water Landmark award from the American Water Works Association, granted in 2000. This was presented for SHL’s current and past impact on the way water is studied and used locally and worldwide, and in […]

LACMRERS Facilities and Equipment

Posted on January 21st, 2011

Size: 8,250 ft2 Location: 3388 Highway 22, Muscatine, Iowa 52761-8307 Floor plan LACMRERS serves as a field station with 8,250 total square feet of laboratory, classroom, office, and shop space. Field Equipment LACMRERS houses sampling and monitoring equipment for biological and chemical research: Nets and waders Alkalinity kits Multiprobes River samplers (for parts-per-billion analysis) and […]

IIHR Books

Posted on January 12th, 2011

IIHR has a long tradition of fostering publications, including books both on the history of hydraulics and on technical matters. Some of these books have been written and published by IIHR staff members. Others are republications of significant books written elsewhere that had gone out of print. Many of these books are sold through IIHR’s […]

Communications

Posted on January 12th, 2011

IIHR produces a variety of outreach publications intended for on- and off-campus audiences, many of which can be accessed online: IIHR Currents 2019–20 IIHR Currents 2018–19 IIHR Currents 2017–18 IIHR Currents 2016–17 IIHR Currents 2015–16 IIHR Currents 2014–15 IIHR YouTube Channel “India Winterim” “IIHR Cardinal Power Plant Project” “The Science of All Things Fluid” “Living With […]

History of LACMRERS

Posted on January 7th, 2011

LACMRERS was a dream of its founding director, Tatsuaki Nakato, and IIHR’s former director, V.C. Patel. They obtained a generous grant of $1.2 million from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, which represented the bulk of the building costs. LACMRERS opened in 2002. In 2008, a second major contribution from the Carver Trust brought its […]

LACMRERS

Posted on June 1st, 2010

“This river will teach you everything you need to learn.” – Author James F. Twyman Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS) LACMRERS is a place where people meet to study, collaborate, and learn about the Upper Mississippi River, one of the defining physical features of North America. Only when we know the […]

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