Top Physics Schools in Iowa

By | April 29, 2018

On, you can learn what the top-ranked physics colleges and universities are in Iowa, and compare the best physics colleges, and get the latest ranking of best schools for physics in Iowa. From the following table, please see full list of top 2 graduate schools of physics in Iowa including school information and contact profile.

  • According to foodezine, the nickname of Iowa is The Hawkeye State.

Top Physics Schools in Iowa

1 Iowa State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Address: 12 Physics Hall, Ames, IA 50011
Phone: (515) 294-5440
2 University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Address: 203 Van Allen Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1479
Phone: (319) 335-1687

Hoover Dam. Builders and construction

In July 1930, Herbert Hoover, already the President of the United States, allocated from the country’s budget the first part of the money needed to build the dam. In January 1931, a tender was announced for the construction of the dam. Anyone could get the documentation for as little as $5, but each offer from a potential contractor had to be backed by a $2 million bond, and the winning bidder had to provide a $5 million cash guarantee. One of the obligatory conditions was the strict construction period – seven years. If the contractor did not meet the time allotted for construction, the contract provided for large penalties.

The auction was won by a consortium of Six Companies (“Six Companies”), which united construction companies from the states of Utah, Idaho, Oregon and California. Frank Crowe, an experienced engineer with extensive experience in the construction of dams, was appointed construction manager. He had several important inventions to his credit, which made it possible to significantly speed up the construction of such huge concrete structures as dams were.

The Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression, and the Black Canyon area was very far from the big cities. Las Vegas was then just a small town in the desert, the entire significance of which was determined by the railroad passing through it. But it was Las Vegas that became a transit point for thousands of unemployed people from all over America who rushed to build a new dam. Already in 1930, construction began on a railroad linking Las Vegas with the “construction site” of the future Hoover Dam.

The project envisaged, even before the construction of the dam, to build a city for its builders – Boulder City. But in order to get more people to work as quickly as possible, US President Herbert Hoover ordered work to begin in the spring of 1931, six months earlier than planned. The city for the builders was not yet ready and people were forced to live in temporary camps, very poorly adapted to the hot climate of Nevada.. Difficult and very dangerous working conditions, combined with the lack of proper housing, and all this in conditions of terrible heat (and temperatures often exceeded 45 ° C that summer in Nevada) – strikes were inevitable. In August 1931, the workers presented a number of demands to the construction site administration. Frank Crowe, known for his very tough character, responded by ordering the dismissal of almost all workers and ordered to recruit new ones for the construction. It wasn’t until late 1931, when builders began moving into new homes in Boulder City, that their living conditions began to improve.