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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Keri Hornbuckle CASE

Replay: Keri Hornbuckle presents talk on approach to airborne PCB remediation at CASE Colloquium

Thursday, April 14, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Prof. Keri Hornbuckle, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Iowa, spoke at the Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium series. The topic was “The impact of coordinated sampling, analytical, and data management methods with identification and remediation of legacy and modern sources of airborne PCBs.”
Storm Peak Laboratory Gannet Hallar

Replay: A. Gannet Hallar speaks at CASE Colloquium

Thursday, March 10, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Prof. A. Gannet Hallar, at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah, is the next featured speaker of the Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium series, presented by the University of Iowa.
Charlie Stanier

Replay: CASE Colloquium featuring Prof. Charles Stanier

Thursday, February 3, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium hasted Prof. Charles Stanier on Friday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. via Zoom. The CASE Colloquium is presented by the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research and the Iowa Technology Institute. 
Climate Speaker Series

Iowa’s Flood Future: 3rd webinar on Climate, Extreme Weather and Impacts on Infrastructure and Society

Friday, December 10, 2021
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering in partnership with CGRER and the CASE colloquium series presents a series of 4 webinars by world-renowned scientists who will explain the latest scientific findings, discuss measures to mitigate the impacts of climate change, adaptation to the effects on extreme weather, and natural systems, and ideas on engineering infrastructure for resilience in the face of change.
Delphine Farmer CASE

CASE Colloquium and Dept. of Chemistry to host Delphine Farmer

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The Department of Chemistry and Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium are hosting Prof. Delphine Farmer on Friday, Nov 12 at 3:30 PM.  All events are virtual and will be held over Zoom.