Iowa Flood Center student Paul Haugen, is this year’s recipient of the E.B. Kurtz Senior Merit Award. Haugen’s work at the Iowa Flood Center focuses on the design and implementation of the communication format between the stream stage sensors and the network. The E.B. Kurtz Senior Merit Award is given in recognition of high scholarship, character, professional promise and service to the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and the UI College of Engineering.