Four people in front of an Indian-style gate

Whatever the Weather, Casavant Has It Covered

Iowa Flood Center graduate student Libby Casavant presents the IFC weather briefing at IFC weekly meetings, but she spends most of her time mapping the sediment flow through the Kosi River using two- and three-dimensional modeling software.
Navid Jadidoleslam stands in front of the Iowa River

IIHR Grad Student Publishes Two Journal Papers

IIHR graduate student Navid Jadidoleslam is the first author on two papers published recently in the prestigious Journal of Hydrology.
Isaac Di Napoli stands in front of the Burlington St. Bridge

Iowa: The Navy’s Secret Weapon

Isaac Di Napoli is a grad student working with IIHR who recently won a scholarship and a future job with the United States Department of Defense. After graduation, Di Napoli will begin working with the Navy on ship hydraulics research.
A portrait of Hui Zhi

IIHR Student Hui Zhi Wins IWC Grant Competition

IIHR grad student Hui Zhi received a grant from the Iowa Water Center to fund her research on sorption and biodegradation of pharmaceuticals in Iowa’s water.
Larry Weber stands in front of an IIHR model of fish passageways

Weber Named ASCE Fellow

IIHR’s Larry J. Weber has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction.
Three people in a circle have a discussion

Fluids Lab Offers Hands-On Learning Community

On Friday, January 18, IIHR faculty members were on hand to guide students through the new Engineering Fluids Laboratories and demonstrate the equipment that would be available to University of Iowa students.
IIHR grad student Nancy Barth in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Barth Takes D.C. by Storm

IIHR graduate student Nancy Barth recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to present her doctoral research on Capitol Hill.
Student participants in the Secondary Student Training Program

Summer Research Adventures

What did you do on your summer vacation? The high school students who participated in the Belin-Blank Center’s Secondary Student Training Program will have quite a story to tell about their summer adventure in Iowa City.
State Geologist Keith Schilling

Schilling Named State Geologist of Iowa

Iowa has a new state geologist — Keith Schilling of the Iowa Geological Survey.
A close-up photo of the hydrologic instruments deployed on a tripod.

Hydro Stations Provide Weather Data Farmers Need

The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa is deploying new hydrologic stations that provide real-time weather information that farmers can use.
Female faculty member, Ananya Sen Gupta, sits at her desk.

A Mindful Future

WSI member Ananya Sen Gupta takes a computational approach to understanding how toxins and pathogens in the environment relate to each other.
The Big Data Hackathon logo.

2017 Big Data Hackathon

This September, the University of Iowa will host the 2017 Midwest Big Data Hackathon, a two-day, non-stop software development competition.
Summer camp students present their poster to IIHR staff member.

Exploring Engineering and Health Science

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.
Luiza Notini stands in front of a miscanthus field, smiling and facing the camera.

New Sustainable Water Development Grad Program

The Sustainable Water Development (SWD) Graduate Program in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa will offer a revolutionary new approach to engineering education.
Sean Seelau, a senior mechanical engineering student, will be the first to graduate with a certificate in Naval Hydrodynamics at the UI.

First Graduate With Naval Hydrodynamics Certificate

This May, senior mechanical engineering student Sean Seelau will be the first student to receive a certificate in Naval Hydrodynamics from the University of Iowa.
Craig Just sits at a chair in his lab.

Craig Just Wins Teaching Sustainability Award

The Institute of Industrial Engineers Sustainable Development Division has awarded Craig Just the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Sustainability Award.
Tools and resources developed by the Iowa Flood Center are making a difference for Iowa communities faced by repeated flooding. Case in point, Cedar Rapids—2016 was very different from 2008.

A Flood Story: 2008 vs. 2016

In 2008, Cedar Rapids took a major hit from flooding. In 2016, floodwaters came again. What happened this time?
A screenshot of IFIS with flood alerts visible

IFC Offers Online Tools to Prepare for Flooding

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa provides online tools and resources for Iowans to help them prepare and respond quickly to flood events. The Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) online tool is a user-friendly, interactive web application that allows anyone access to flood information, including current stream and river level data, weather conditions, and flood alerts and forecasts for more than 1,000 Iowa communities.
Nate Young and others stand in the Mississippi River looking at mussels

IIHR Names New LACMRERS Director

Nathan Young, who has been named the new director of the University of Iowa’s Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS)