Our facilities give you real, hands-on experience.
The WRES lab lets you investigate real-world problems. Members of this lab simulate and investigate the water cycle. You'll use physically-based hydraulic models, machine learning, and big data analysis such as remote sensing satellite data.
In the WRES lab, you'll have access to software, data, tools, and resources in one place. The lab has high-performance computers. Multiple workstations offer dual-screen monitors with Xeon Precision processor towers and up-to-date software packages. You'll also share resources with other students through a large capacity data server.
WRES has licenses for hydrogeologic and water resources modeling, spatial analysis, remote sensing, and programming, including:
Our T3 field site is reclaimed agricultural land that's being restored as prairie. The site lets you explore the use of a diversion tile network to help remove nutrients in groundwater and surface water. Research at T3 focuses on the transport and fate of nutrients in a saturated buffer zone.
T3 has more than 20 wells that provide groundwater monitoring capabilities.
This well field serves as a research and teaching laboratory. It examines surface water-groundwater interaction. It's used for student research and for teaching field methods in classes.
The site has more than 30 wells capable of assessing the interaction between a low-gradient stream and glacial outwash aquifer.
There's also an array to conduct aquifer tests.
LEA is a not-for-profit professional analytical laboratory. It provides analytical services for nutrients in soil and water samples to the University and community. Students who work in the lab have the opportunity to advance their skills and get professional laboratory experience.
Major instruments used in LEA include a Lachat FIA and a Dionex Ion Chromatograph.
Develop your skills on a professional level. GEOMAP supports research, education, and outreach. These activities give us a better understanding of our environmental and social challenges thanks to Geographic Information Science. GIScience ensures we have a sustainable future throughout the world.
GEOMAP is a modern research facility for geographic information science research and mapping projects.
IGA includes a group of educators that promote geographic knowledge in schools and all across Illinois. They are active in teacher education and developing curriculum materials.