UI Engineering "Electrofishing" Featured on BTN LiveBIG

The BTN Network program, LiveBIG, is featuring "electrofishing," just one method UI Engineering students use to conduct research in a water-quality class taught by Iowa professor Doug Schnoebelen. In the course, students spend three intensive weeks getting their feet wet — figuratively and literally — as they search for solutions to environmental problems in the largest river in North America and the second-largest watershed in the world.

Electrofishing involves a special boat operated by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that sends electrical currents into the water, temporarily stunning the fish and allowing them to be netted, weighed, measured and released.

For the complete BTN feature story, go to http://btn.com/2015/07/30/btn-livebig-iowa-students-research-water-and-wildlife-in-the-big-muddy/.

Electrofishing is just one method students use to conduct research in a water-quality class taught by Iowa professor Doug Schnoebelen. In this course, students spend three intensive weeks getting their feet wet — figuratively and literally — as they search for solutions to environmental problems in the largest river in North America and the second-largest watershed in the world. - See more at: http://btn.com/2015/07/30/btn-livebig-iowa-students-research-water-and-w...