Emriver outreach for the young and old.

Emriver outreach for the young and old.

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks with our Emriver Em2.  First, Andrew Podoll,  an NSF-funded geology/education GK-12 HEART fellow at SIUC, borrowed the Em2 for a student research event.  It was a huge hit with the kids, as you can see. Last...

Redesign of the Emriver Em2.

Redesign of the Emriver Em2.

I’m super excited about our redesign of the Emriver Em2 model.  After many hours of meetings, emails, CAD work, research on materials and methods, and prototype building, I think we have the basic design figured out.  The first design, based on twenty...

Little River rides the economic roller coaster.

Little River rides the economic roller coaster.

Or better, the bobsled.  This figure is from a recent report by the National Federation of Independent Business (via Andrew Sullivan’s blog and the Economist). With strong encouragement and financial support from my wife Kate, I expanded Little River...

Our big NSF proposal, blog neglect.

Our big NSF proposal, blog neglect.

One more day and we’ll have our massive NSF proposal submitted to the Course Curriculum and Lab Improvement (CCLI) progam.  The time we have six PIs at SIUC, me and LRRD, and no less than nine “node” institutions participating.  Cara and I...

Urban stormwater surfing, and too busy to blog.

Urban stormwater surfing, and too busy to blog.

I’m just swamped these days–with personnel changes at LRRD, the flu, grantwriting, consulting, all of it. Lots of cool things at LRRD, just no time to report them. In the meantime, here are some kids in Brazil surfing urban stormwater. Don’t do this....