The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) is offering free lead testing for up to five Iowa elementary schools with older drinking water infrastructure, thanks to Grants to School Program funding that will provide up to $10,000 per school to cover the cost of the work.
CHEEC is working with the Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) to offer the testing as a public health service.
As RAGBRAI riders travel across Iowa, from the Missouri to the Mississippi, it’s common for them to see plenty of black and gold. Hawkeye pride often takes center stage, whether displayed on the gear of cyclists or adorned on homes and vehicles along the route.
The record-setting $588.8 million in external funding to the University of Iowa in FY19, which includes $467 million for research and scholarship, is helping faculty improve treatments for military veterans wounded in battle and develop better ways to teach K–12 students science and math, as well as fueling other areas of innovation and discovery.
Grants and other funding that support University of Iowa research and scholarship reached an all-time high in FY19, bolstered in part by increased support from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).