Breadcrumb Home Features Feature Stories Planting the Seed: Connecting with the Land and Local History Planting the Seed: Connecting with the Land and Local History Thursday, March 11, 2021 In Iowa, we hear a lot about the rural-urban divide. But near Iowa City, there’s a place for all Iowans, where urban and rural meet in a unique and productive way — the Johnson County Historic Poor Farm. Does Less Pollution Mean Less Precipitation? Does Less Pollution Mean Less Precipitation? Tuesday, March 16, 2021 A NASA-funded study at IIHR explores connections between reduced air pollution due to COVID-19 and decreases in precipitation in the western United States The Surprising Science of COVID-19 The Surprising Science of COVID-19 Tuesday, March 16, 2021 H.S. Udaykumar, a professor of mechanical engineering, is part of a team conducting COVID-19 research to study how long viruses can survive in droplets that land on different surfaces. Safer Classrooms Safer Classrooms Tuesday, March 16, 2021 IIHR Research Engineer Charles Stanier was part of an effort to learn which classrooms at the University of Iowa (UI) are the safest for in-person classes. A Recipe for Better Masks A Recipe for Better Masks Tuesday, March 16, 2021 IIHR Research Engineer David Cwiertny decided to shift his research from water filtration to air filtration materials for use in masks. Illuminating the Subsurface llluminating the Subsurface Monday, March 15, 2021 IIHR researcher Jessica Meyer is working to develop new insights on how groundwater moves and innovative ways to characterize its flow.