Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020

Does Less Pollution Mean Less Precipitation?

IIHR researchers Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini (IIHR director) have published research linking urban sprawl to an increase in rainfall and flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
Aerial View of the wave basin

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.
The 2015 corn monument presides over Homecoming festivities on the UI campus.

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.