Eureka, maybe?  The ultimate flow sensor?

Eureka, maybe? The ultimate flow sensor?

Lily and I’ve been kicking around different ways to digitally sense flow for the last week, including making our own little propeller/turbine sensor.  Today as we cranked on finishing a proposal we’re working on with NCED and Winona State, I glanced at a...

Lily’s first circuit, R&D at LRRD.

Lily’s first circuit, R&D at LRRD.

A big day.  Lily hooked up her first electronic circuit, and hacked some microprocessor code.  My work was interrupted by exclamations of “YES!” and “COOL!” from the lab. Lab sounds I like to hear. Lily has strong skills in biology, chemistry,...

Lily Hwang joins LRRD as Ecohydrologist.

Lily Hwang joins LRRD as Ecohydrologist.

I’m happy to announce Lily Charnsmorn Hwang has joined LRRD as our Ecohydrologist.  We were lucky to spot Lily as she approached a successful defense of her thesis at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC).  We were poised to do a national search, but I’m sure...

Research and development at LRRD.

Research and development at LRRD.

I’m way overdue on an LRRD progress report:  We’re doing research and development on several fronts, including sensors and methods for full motion controlled models.  In English that means that things like valley slope, water and sediment discharge,...

SIUC stream ecology lab at LRRD.

SIUC stream ecology lab at LRRD.

Today Checo Colon-Gaud brought his SIUC advanced stream ecology class to LRRD for a lab.  Checo (holding before and after signs) is an NSF-funded postdoc famously featured in our Em2 video. I talked about our work and urban stream restoration.  Then the students moved...