Thanking family, friends and colleagues, Gabriele Villarini, accepted the prestigious American Geophysical Union (AGU) James B. Macelwane Medal at an honors ceremony in San Francisco on Dec. 14.
While Iowa is far from the eastern seaboard where Hurricane Matthew recently raged, people up and down the Atlantic coast have Daniel Reed to thank, in part, for the prediction models of both the hurricane path and storm surge levels. In 2004, Reed, University of Iowa Vice President for Research and Economic Development, brought together academics from multiple disciplines, government and industry partners, and a highly advanced technological infrastructure to form the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC).
The University of Iowa recently received a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to develop a Sustainable Water Development graduate program.
The Iowa Flood Center is installing 50 new stream stage sensors statewide this fall, giving more Iowans the ability to monitor their local waterways in the event of a flood.
Tools created by the Iowa Flood Center may be able to play a collaborative role in future forecasting by the National Weather Service and the National Water Center.
National Weather Service Director Louis W. Uccellini will visit the Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa Wednesday, Oct. 15, to discuss ways the organizations can work together to advance their missions.