Lily Hwang graduates.

Lily Hwang graduates.

Our Ecohydrologist  C. Lily Hwang graduates from SIUC today.  She earns an MS in Forestry, with honors (as usual.)  Lily joined us back in May. Speaking for the rest of LRRD, my wife Kate, and I’m sure a lot of other people:  Lily, you’re awesome. Here she...

Normal noises at Little River Research.

Normal noises at Little River Research.

We’ve been busy at LRRD the past few weeks, planning consulting jobs (we’re mapping the Cache River this fall), conference travel, and finalizing the complete redesign of our Em2 model. It seems every day brings an important decision (Do we spent ~$10K, at...

Gravel roads, NSF, dumpster diving, IGERT students.

Gravel roads, NSF, dumpster diving, IGERT students.

A few photos from today’s work. Little River Research & Design is on a roll.  Like the kind I remember on gravel roads in Arkansas way back, mostly great fun but with seriously unpleasant jolts. Bumps like a rejection from NSF last week. And very cool stuff...

The Em2x nears completion.

The Em2x nears completion.

Last week was eventful, with bad news from NSF on a proposal and an anthropogenic flood event in our lab.  And many good things; we now have quite a waiting list for what we call the Em2x–our new version of the Emriver Em2. I’ve worked many days straight,...

Electronics, fluid mechanics, and our new Em2.

Electronics, fluid mechanics, and our new Em2.

We’re wrapping up  the pumping part of our redesigned Em2.  The new model will use electronics to control a 12-volt pump and send flow rate data to an LCD display (and also to a PC via USB and possibly wireless connections). We’re using an Arduino board as...