Three University of Iowa graduate students are partnering with eastern Iowa communities to identify brownfields, sites where redevelopment has been complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The students are compiling a database to help local leaders determine which properties to remediate.
Baseball-Reference.com, the definitive online guide for baseball statistics, started out as a project that CEO Sean Forman worked on in his spare time while finishing his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Iowa. Tolerated by his non-baseball-fan advisor, the site is now Forman’s fulltime job.
Siblings Empowered, a business co-founded at UI by student Caleigh Bemont, uses online platforms to provide emotional support to children of siblings who are in traumatic life situations.