About the Series

Climate change has a lasting impact on our planet, while day-to-day weather can affect every aspect of our daily lives.  Climate and atmospheric research are of high interest to fourteen federal funding agencies, which collectively are coordinated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (https://www.globalchange.gov/about). They are also of high interest to many local communities, state governments, NGOs, and private sectors. Enormous opportunities lay ahead for society regarding research on changes to climate and atmospheric systems.

The University of Iowa’s Climate/Atmospheric Science and Engineering (CASE) Colloquium is designed as a virtual platform for intellectual exchange related to climate/atmospheric research. It will foster research collaboration and facilitate discussion among different researchers within the University of Iowa and outside of Iowa through virtual visits and research exchanges through seminar presentations.

The CASE Colloquium is co-sponsored by the Iowa Technology Institute, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering, Environmental Health Sciences Research Center, Iowa Superfund Research Program, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Education, Tippie College of Business, and Office of the Vice President for Research. The colloquium is initially planned to be virtual to save travel costs and mitigate greenhouse emissions associated with travel. It meets once per month on one of the Fridays of each month, from 2:00-3:00 pm. Additional meetings are expected to accommodate speaker schedules and other needs as necessary.

The CASE Colloquium is a grassroots effort with a central focus on research exchange and collaboration in the area of Climate/Atmospheric Science and Engineering. Initially, Jun Wang (jun-wang-1@uiowa.edu) has volunteered to serve as the point of contact and coordinator for the colloquium while CASE organizational and steering committees are being formed.

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Selmer Case

Patrick Selmer: Backscatter Lidar Retrieval Improvement with Machine Learning

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Patrick Selmer, programmer/analyst at Science Systems and Applications, Inc, was the featured speaker of the University of Iowa Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium series on Dec. 5, 2022. The presentation was titled "Backscatter Lidar Retrieval Improvement with Machine Learning."
Case Colloquium

Lixin Wang: Drought characterization and impacts on agriculture and natural ecosystems

Friday, October 14, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Lixin Wang, a professor at the Department of Earth Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, was the featured speaker of the Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium series on Nov. 18, 2022. The presentation was titled "Drought characterization and impacts on agriculture and natural ecosystems."
Case Colloquium

Ping Jing: Community Air Research Experience: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Research on Air Pollution in Chicago Communities

Friday, October 14, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Ping Jing, a professor at the School of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago, was the featured speaker of the Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium series on Nov. 11, 2022. The presentation was titled "Community Air Research Experience: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Research on Air Pollution in Chicago Communities."
Meng Gao

Meng Gao: Co-occurrence of Heat and Ozone Extremes in China: Trends, projections, and interactive health effects

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium speaker series is pleased to present "Co-occurrence of Heat and Ozone Extremes in China: Trends, projections, and interactive health effects." The presentation is by Meng Gao. 
Jesse Bell CASE

Jesse E. Bell: Water, Climate and Health Program

Monday, May 16, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Jesse E. Bell, a professor at the Department of  Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health at University of Nebraska is scheduled as the featured speaker of the Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium speaker series on May 27. The presentation is titled “Water, Climate and Health Program."