Ibrahim Demir demonstrates IFIS for onlookers
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IFC Hosts Open House in Honor of Pres. Harreld

The IFC hosted UI President Bruce Harreld at the Wind Tunnel Annex
Marian Muste and Haowen Xu stand together in front of a building
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IoWaDSS Wins National Recognition

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources funded the Iowa Watershed Decision Support System (IoWaDSS) project to assemble data, tools, and models in one geoportal, which has since won national recognition
Ching-Long Lin gives a speech at a podium
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Lin Named Mielnik and Harding Professor

Ching-Long Lin of IIHR was named the Mielnik and Harding Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Gabriele Villarini poses in front of the Iowa River
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Villarini to Receive AGU’s Macelwane Medal

Gabriele Villarini was chosen to receive the American Geophysical Union's James B. Macelwane Medal
Students stand in a large cave with a LiDAR scanner
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Exploring Unseen Iowa City

Beneath downtown Iowa City’s Brewery Square lies a network of man-made tunnels and caves that dates from the city’s earliest days
Iowa Watershed Approach logo
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New Video Focuses on Iowa Watersheds Approach

This video talks about the Iowa Watersheds Approach (IWA). The IWA will address issues associated with the devastating and dangerous floods Iowa communities experience year after year.
Dave Loebsack and Witold Krajewski shake hands while Larry Weber looks on
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Loebsack Proposes National Flood Center

Congressman Dave Loebsack, along with staff from the Iowa Flood Center, hosted a press conference to discuss legislation he will be introducing to establish a National Flood Center. 
Marian Muste in front of self-cleaning Culverts
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‘Squeaky Clean’ Culvert Design Wins Award

IIHR Research Engineer Marian Muste’s innovative self-cleaning culvert design has received a national award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Council (RAC).
Johnathan Culpepper stands in a lab wearing purple gloves and a lab coat
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My Lab, My Canvas

Johnathan Culpepper, along with most of his family, was born with a love for art. And he’s quite good at it, even selling paintings to fund his undergraduate education at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York (MEC-CUNY). However, growing up on the coast in Trinidad and Tobago also helped nurture a love for the environment—and for science.
Cover of Sugar Creek Chronicle by Connie Mutel with birds on plants
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Feeling Climate Change

Connie Mutel’s new book, A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland, will entice readers to learn more about climate change — even if they don’t really want to.
IIHR Currents Cover 2015 showing a wave of water inside a transparent globe of the world
Atmospheric "river"- five images of the United States with a colorful weather overlay
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Atmospheric Rivers Linked to a Wet December

New research points to atmospheric rivers as a likely trigger of major rainfall events, like the one that overflowed the Mississippi's banks last December.
Aerial View of the wave basin
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U.S. DOE Wave Energy Prize Comes to IIHR

The IIHR Wave Basin at the University of Iowa is one of just five testing facilities selected for the U.S. Department of Energy's Wave Energy Prize competition.
Gabrielle Villarini stands next to a lamp post with a photo of himself featured at the top
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Downtown Banners Feature IIHR Researchers

Two familiar faces, Dan Ceynar and Gabriele Villarini, have been featured in the new Dare to Discover banner project, organized by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.
An old map
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IGS Maps Show Iowa Counties What Lies Beneath

William Smith, the “father of English geology,” wasn’t the only geologist to create a map to change the world. Read about how geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey are creating new, geologic maps for the state even today.
Aerial view of a five story, red brick builting near a river and a dam.
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IIHR’s Year In Review

2015 was a big year at IIHR. In case you missed it...
Volunteers help clean up the Iowa River.
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A Chilly River Clean-up

Oct. 17 marked the fourth year that staff, students, and community members have joined hands to help keep Iowa City's portion of the river beautiful.
The 2015 corn monument presides over Homecoming festivities on the UI campus.
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It’s Back! An Iowa Tradition Lives On

Engineering students at the University of Iowa have brought back a beloved tradition (with a little help from their faculty advisors) — the Iowa corn monument.
An illustration of a pentecopterus.
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Researchers Find Giant Fossilized Sea Scorpion

IGS researchers have uncovered fossils of Pentecopterus, an ancient six-foot scorpion-like sea creature named after an ancient Greek warship. (Illustration by Patrick Lynch/Yale University)
A volunteer rolls a tire out of the Iowa River
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River Clean-ups: An IIHR Service Tradition

IIHR faculty, staff, and students continue to participate in river clean-ups like Project AWARE, which celebrated its 13th year this July on the Wapsipinicon River.