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Return-to-work plans for IES

Phase-specific plans for returning-to-work are available online at:

ENVR 201 is going online in Fall 2020

ENVR 201 will be offered as an online course in Fall 2020. The STARS number for this course is 54822.

IES welcomes Prof. Steven Wei to our team!

Dr. Steven Wei recently joined WIU's Institute for Environmental Studies as an affiliate faculty member. Dr. Wei is a Professor of Physics and Engineering at Slippery Rock University, where he directs the School of Engineering. Prof. Wei will share his expertise in waste management and resource recovery in the mineral extraction and processing industries as well as watershed-scale environmental impact assessments with Western's Environmental Science Ph.D students.

WIU Institutes team up to support waterborne commerce, economic development, flood risk management, climate resiliency, environmentally sustainable development in the Corn Belt.

Take a minute to learn about the Corn Belt Ports (CBP) Initative at and how the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) and the Institute for Environmental Studies (IES) are working to support this important regional opportunity.

Spring Break 2020

Scholarship Opportunity

Eddy Scholarship 2020

January 2020, Remote water surveillance capabilities arrive at WIU!

QCCA water level station

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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

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.

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