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A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Flooding

Posted on July 21st, 2015

Undergraduate researcher Yibing Su traveled halfway around the world to study water resources, right after a major flood struck her hometown of Beijing.

A Story of Flood Preparedness

Posted on June 18th, 2015

by Shianne Gruss Living in Iowa means living with floods, and historically that has led to loss of property, farmland and even life. Today, however, Iowans have the resources of the Iowa Flood Center behind them, providing information that was unavailable in 2008 or in 1993. Where will the floodwaters go? Will my house be flooded? […]

Teaching How to Teach Climate Science

Posted on May 29th, 2015

A recent University of Iowa STEM workshop, “Hot Topic: Climate & Iowa,” brought together teachers from across the state to address issues related to teaching about climate change.

Studying Arsenic in Cerro Gordo County Groundwater

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Five years later, a multi-institutional research study determines the source of arsenic in Cerro Gordo County private wells.

Digging for Adventure

Posted on May 13th, 2015

IIHR researcher and University of Iowa alumna Kelli Parsons traveled the country before returning to the UI as a graduate student, where she studies human impact on the land through soil.

Destined for the Water

Posted on April 9th, 2015

Danny Moustakidis plays a key role in nutrient research at the University of Iowa, studying soil phosphorus levels in the Turkey Watershed.

Brandon Barquist: Talking Shop

Posted on April 6th, 2015

by Shianne Gruss From maintaining golf courses to constructing water handling systems, water has always been a part of Brandon Barquist’s career. As an undergraduate at Iowa State University, Barquist spent his weekends setting up and tearing down for rock ‘n’ roll concerts, operas, sports events, and banquets at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium and Hilton Coliseum […]

Beda Luitel: Finding a Way

Posted on April 6th, 2015

by Shianne Gruss In 2009, Beda Luitel left a refugee camp in Nepal with his family, headed for Boise, Idaho. They had spent a total of 18 years in the camp, between their deportation from Bhutan and their resettlement in the western United States. After living in the camp for seven years, Luitel and his […]

Carrie Davis: Playing in the Mud

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

by Shianne Gruss Penny Davis likes to say that her daughter Caroline never grew out of the sandbox. Today, Carrie Davis, an assistant research scientist at IIHR— Hydroscience & Engineering, often spends her days knee-deep in riverbeds, monitoring water quality. Before joining IIHR as a postdoc in 2011, Davis was a contract geologist for Iowa […]

Aiming High by Reaching Out

Posted on March 16th, 2015

The IIHR Wind Tunnel Annex welcomed a different crowd recently—the Cedar Falls High School Rocket Club, which is competing in the upcoming Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world’s largest student rocket contest.

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