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January 7, 2014

CI-WATER's ADHydro: Up and running

For Bob Steinke and the rest of the CI-WATER researchers working on ADHydro, their hard work and dedication has paid off with the completion of the model.

“We have the code running, with groundwater, surface water infiltration and channels, rivers, and lakes,” says Bob Steinke, a software engineer at the University of Wyoming. “It’s running, it’s not crashing, and we get results out.”

ADHydro is a new hydrology model that will allow researchers in the field to better understand water processes, including how fast water soaks through the soil, how fast water flows over land and more. Now that ADHydro is running, researchers will continue to work on the model and build on it, making it faster and more powerful.

“The next step is really performance improvement,” says Bob.  “We get results out, but now we have to make sure those results are right.”

For the whole team working on ADHydro, getting it up and running is a huge success.

“We’re happy with our progress,” Bob says. 



November 11, 2013

Gov. Gary Herbert Appoints an iUTAH Scientist from USU to State's Water Team

Gov. Gary Herbert named Utah State University scientists Joanna Endter-Wada (iUTAH) and Robert Gillies to Utah’s State Water Strategy Advisory Team, a 38-member group tasked with developing a 50-year water plan for the nation’s “second driest state.”


Endter-Wada is an associate professor of natural resource and environmental policy, water management and planning and human ecology in USU’s Department of Environment and Society in the Quinney College of Natural Resources and the USU Ecology Center. She is a project participant with innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability, better known as “iUTAH,” a statewide, National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research-funded project based at USU.



October 4, 2013

USTAR - Expanding Research Capacity

USTAR received the "Expanding Research Capacity" award from the State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI). USTAR-funded many commercialization projects including iUTAH EPSCoR.



August 5, 2013

Utah Receives Education Research Program Award

Utah was among the 14 recipents of the $10.5 million NASA awarded to colleges and universities to conduct research and technology development in areas important to NASA's mission, develop faculty and support higher education students. Utah will be conducting research of Miniature Space Weather Sensors for Pico and Nano Satellites.



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