News and Events
NSF Funded Smart & Connected Community (SCC) project CommHEAT starting
CBER researchers were funded with a $1.2million grant to develop localized extreme heat warning system (CommHEAT) for Des Moines adaptable to other communities: https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2023/01/17/2023heatwave
Urban-Rural System Research Coordination Network funded by the US National Science Foundation
The Mississippi River basin experiences a variety of challenges, from flooding to urban sprawl to nutrient runoff. A team of researchers will examine how these issues connect to affect the environmental conditions of cities, suburban areas and rural areas — and the people living there. The Urban-Rural Systems Research Coordination Network, housed at Iowa State University, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant from the Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems program to launch a five-year study.
The team will be led by CBER Director Ulrike Passe, professor of architecture and lead of the Sustainable Cities Research Team at Iowa State. Read More here: https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2022/08/29/urban-rural
CBER Director Passe is the project coordinator of a new NSF INFEWS grant, which started in January 2020 to members of the Sustainable Cities Team https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2020/01/22/sustainablecitiesnsf
Sustainable Cities Project
Passe leads PIIR big data for sustainable cities decision making team. Presidential research initiative promotes big thinking in data-driven science. The third round of funding from a presidential initiative will build four research teams that will use big data to benefit human and animal health, improve cities and build new tools for researchers.
Sustainable Cities Project Website: http://www.sustainablecities.cber.iastate.edu/
PIIR news article: http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/09/08/research
Interlock House Database
NSF EPSCOR concluded summer of 2016. Please check out our interactive database which concludes and compiles our data into comprehensive graphs. http://interlockhousedata.com
History of our Solar Decathalon can be found here. http://solard.iastate.edu