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,...

Emriver outreach in southern lllinois.

Emriver outreach in southern lllinois.

We’re super busy at LRRD with consulting work, redesign of the Em2 model, and other projects. And anxiously awaiting word on the NSF proposal we submitted in January. If we’re funded we’ll be doing a lot more work like this, but for now it’s...

High school outreach is awesome.  And strangely oscilloscopic.

High school outreach is awesome. And strangely oscilloscopic.

We’ve been developing an electronic device that will drive the pump in our Em2 models, replacing mechanical valves and also giving precise flow data in digital form. The small DC pump motors are best controlled with pulse width modulation (PWM)–an...

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 weekend I hauled to...

Cara Bergscheider leaves LRRD.

Cara Bergscheider leaves LRRD.

In late January Cara Bergschneider left LRRD to work for the NRCS in southern Illinois.  We miss her very much.  She’s one of a kind.

 When I decided to expand LRRD from a home-based business in 2007, I knew I’d need an extraordinary person to handle a...