Institute For Environmental Studies

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Prospective Ph.D. students - Learn more about our program. 

Spring Break 2020

Scholarship Opportunity

Eddy Scholarship 2020

January 2020, Remote water surveillance capabilities arrive at WIU!

QCCA water level station

October 2019, Ph.D. Candidate receives a second QCCA scholarship.

Students receive scholarships

September 2019, Environmental Science Professor receives AAEES Board Certification.

Professor receives Board Certification

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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

October 2018, 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. 

Media Coverage ...

WIU Environmental Science Ph.D. Candidate discusses Upper Mississippi River flooding and mosquito populations on WQAD 

WIU Environmental Science Team discusses recent flooding on WQAD 

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

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

Learn more about what we do in the IES News Archive