“Artificial Muscles for Robotics and Underwater Applications” Presented by: Caterina Lamuta Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Iowa Contact Laura Myers (email@example.com) for the Zoom link.
IIHR’s Moala Bannavti, PhD candidate in Hornbuckle/Just labs, will present “Emission Characterization and Criteria for Remediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Lower-Income Public Schools” as part of an ongoing seminar series […]
“Proposed Water Quality Index for Cornbelt Streams” Wednesday, Oct. 13, 3-4 pm Presenter: Chris Jones Jones is a research engineer at the University of Iowa’s IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. Hybrid sessions […]
This virtual program will focus on IIHR’s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River and an overview of current watershed initiatives the 101-year-old institute is leading today. During part I of this two-part program, climate expert and IIHR Director Gabriele Villarini will introduce IIHR’s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River. Following this introduction, Augustana College Research Associate Matthew Fockler will share his project, Two Mississippi — a historical and geographic investigation of the Upper Mississippi River since its greatest manmade alteration, the 9-Foot Channel Project. Two Mississippi is an invitation to step into and along the Upper Mississippi River and explore its past, present, and future. Fockler uses repeat photography, archival research, critical GIS mapping, and oral history to examine the dramatic human and ecological landscape changes that have occurred on the Upper Mississippi River since the 9-Foot Channel Project became reality. His Mississippi River research can be previewed at www.two-mississippi.com.
IIHR’s work on the Mississippi River dates to the 1920s, when researchers set out to measure the flow of the river just upstream of the Keokuk Dam (now part of Lock and Dam No. 19) at Keokuk, Iowa. IIHR Director Floyd Nagler also modeled the dam’s spillways for the Mississippi River Power Company.
IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, along with Iowa Learning Farms, the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Iowa Geological Survey and Partners of Scott County Watersheds will host a cover crop field day on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 12-2 p.m. at Mike Paustian’s farm near Walcott. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.
IFC students, staff, and researchers will host their annual legislative breakfast reception on Tuesday, April 5 from 7-9 am at the Iowa State Capitol building in the first floor rotunda. Legislators and partners are invited to attend a light breakfast and visit with IFC experts about innovative projects providing a direct benefit to help Iowans understand and reduce their flood risk.