Teachers become externs for summer stint Kerri Basten (left), clinical lab analyst, with externs Heather Davidson and Lisa Skilang
Four Iowa science and computer teachers have become students for six weeks this summer at the Hygienic Laboratory as part of the Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Program.

Testing to begin in January for 30 new contaminantsUCMR 4
Public water systems in Iowa and across the country will begin in January 2018 to monitor for 30 contaminants that are suspected of being present in drinking water, but currently not regulated by the EPA.

40 species of beetles documented for first time in IowaLimologist in the stream.
A project more than 25 years in the making has identified for the first time 40 species of aquatic beetles in Iowa, and formally recorded the presence of an additional 171 known to be in the state. A paper authored by Hygienic Lab limnologist Todd Hubbard tells the story of Coleoptera in Iowa, identifying each species and mapping their location by county and waterway.