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March - June 2019, A River Almost Ran Through It

WIU Environmental Science researchers had a unique opportunity to catalog the impacts of almost three months of continuous Mississippi River flooding on our Quad Cities campus. Learn more about the Spring 2019 flooding here.

March 2019, Ph.D. Candidates receive scholarships.

Students receive scholarships

January 2019, Ph.D. Candidate receives a second round of funding for research on mosquito microbiomes

student funding announcement

Another Great Upper Mississippi River Conference! Many thanks to the 176 attendees who joined us to discuss healthy watersheds and flood-resilient communities at Stoney Creek Inn in Moline, IL.

IES was a proud supporter of the student research posters session at the UMRC.  This year, undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students from Augustana College, Western Illinois University, and the University of Iowa presented eleven posters featuring their research. We were also fortunate to have two student authors from Southeastern High School in Augusta, IL.

October 2018, Ph.D. Student Presents her Findings at the Nachusa Grasslands Research Symposium

Learn more about Michele Rehbein's research on Aedes and Culex mosquito microbiomes at Nachusa Grasslands. 

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July 2018, "Math on the Mississippi" middle school summer science camp

Environmental Science Ph.D. students, faculty, and staff lead a day of environmental inquiry at "Math on the Mississippi" summer camp.

Photos from grades 4 - 6. 

Photos from grades 6 - 8.

February 2018, Ph.D. Candidate receives funding for research on mosquito microbiomes

Student receives research funding.

December 2017, Ph.D. Candidate shares his research on mosquito populations in west-central Illinois with Illinois Natural History Survey researchers

Jason Hunt seminar December 2017

Recent Video and Audio

WIU Environmental Scientists discuss recent flooding on WQAD

Environmental Science Ph.D. Candidates appear on WQAD to discuss mosquito populations

Ph.D. Candidate, Terri Tobias, talks about about scientific communication and public engagement on Tri-States Public Radio.

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