Jesse Riechman leaves LRRD.

Jesse Riechman leaves LRRD.

I hired Jesse Riechman as a prototyper in late summer of 2007 as LRRD outgrew my home office.  Jesse left us last November to become a full time grad student in SIUC’s Forestry program. Jesse had many skills, from fixing motorcycles to deftly dropping 250-pound...

Cameron Bencini joins LRRD.

Cameron Bencini joins LRRD.

Cameron Bencini had a great first day at LRRD as our new summer intern. Cameron just graduated from SIUC with a degree in civil engineering, and has been accepted in the graduate program there for the fall. Today he was clearly drawn to the Emriver Em2 model, and...

Thermoplastic sedimentology.

Thermoplastic sedimentology.

I’m pretty sure our work with plastic media will never end. I’ll be 90 years old and still messing with the vagaries of color, cost, shape, density, and size. Though we’ve talked to a lot of sedimentologists, it just now occurred to me that...

Dayna’s last day with us.

Dayna’s last day with us.

We had a nice potluck and traded some stories today to see Dayna off. She’s going to dedicate her time to, besides raising some fine kids, to a new nonprofit she’s founded. Called Foodworks, it will support local, sustainable food production, among other...

Stephanie Rhodes joins LRRD.

Stephanie Rhodes joins LRRD.

Another eventful week at LRRD–we’re bringing our resident Emriver Em4 into being, adding some media yesterday and running water through it for the first time. We don’t yet have the articulated base; it’s being built in St. Louis. But most...