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    A 3-D METHOD FOR GAUGING FLOOD IMPACT

  • A 3-D Method for Gauging Flood Impact

    According to the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, flooding causes more damage than any other severe weather-related event, an average of $5 billion per year in the U.S. It kills more people each year than tornadoes, hurricanes or lightning, and it occurs in every U.S. state and territory. It’s a threat experienced worldwide, anywhere that receives rain.

    A flood event in Iowa back in 2008 cost $10 billion in damages to the state, prompting the establishment of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa, the first center in the country for advanced flood-related research and education.

    Simplified 2-D models are the current state-of-the-art for predicting flood wave propagation, but an IFC team led by UI professor George Constantinescu is creating 3-D non-hydrostatic flood models to more accurately simulate how floods spread across land. These 3-D models can also be used to assess and improve the predictive capabilities of the 2-D models already in use.

Automation and Control Automation and Control

  • As Welding Profession Declines, Will Robots Take the Spotlight?

    ROBOTICS
    Advanced manufacturing technologies incorporate robotic welding techniques to address the shortage of skilled welders. In 2010, the American Welding Society (AWS) reported a shortage of 200,000 welders. As the crevasse widens, AWS estimates a projected shortage of 372,000 welders by 2026.

Electrical Electrical

Electronics Electronics

Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering and Manufacturing

  • Bringing STEM to Developing Countries

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    Started by a Peruvian college sophomore, United Technologies for Kids is an NGO startup that promotes science and technology education in developing countries.

Lab and Test Lab and Test

Networking and Computing Networking and Computing

  • Bringing STEM to Developing Countries

    COMPUTING
    Started by a Peruvian college sophomore, United Technologies for Kids is an NGO startup that promotes science and technology education in developing countries.
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