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Outdoors: The wonderful world of diatoms

Iowa Lakeside Laboratory celebrates a special anniversary in 2023. In 1963, the first college class featuring diatoms was taught at Lakeside. You may ask yourself, “Why is that special or important?” At that time, there were only a handful of diatom experts in the world (lest than 10 people). Determined to build a community of scientists studying and learning about diatoms, Dr. Gene Stoermer (then a post-doctoral researcher at Iowa State University under Dr.

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