Lyndy Holdt poses for a photo outdoors

Testing the waters: Lyndy Holdt studies water quality and environmental health

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Lyndy Holdt is a graduate student in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health interested in helping Iowans understand water quality issues. She’s currently administering a survey to assess water recreation behavior in Iowa and the public’s awareness of harmful algal blooms.
A sensor sitting in a corn field

Iowa public university collaboration leverages NASA data to benefit farming and education

Friday, November 20, 2020
Connecting valuable NASA data and the Iowans who could benefit from them most is at the heart of a new multidisciplinary, multi-university grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium called the Infrastructure for Data-Advanced Research and Education (I-DARE).
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Scientists use night vision to save bats

Thursday, December 12, 2019
High-resolution radar and night vision cameras may help scientists protect bats from untimely deaths at wind farms, according to new research.
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Iowa researchers use drones to detect harmful algae blooms in water

Thursday, January 24, 2019
A team of researchers from the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa plans on deploying drones to monitor water quality and safety more effectively.
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UI researchers use drone cameras to map harmful algae in Iowa

Friday, January 18, 2019
Researchers from the College of Engineering plan to use a drone to spot harmful algae in Iowa’s water supply.
Drone sitting on a table in a lab

Researchers aim to improve Iowa's water quality with high tech drone

Sunday, August 5, 2018
A new project at the University of Iowa's college of engineering is creating new ways to analyze and sample potential dangerous algae in lakes and water ways across the state.