River models and young students; redesign continues.

River models and young students; redesign continues.

Last week Andrew Podoll , a graduate fellow working with SIUC’s NSF-funded GK-12 Heartland Ecological/Environmental Academic Research Training (HEART) borrowed one of our Em2 models for a local elementary school’s “science night.”  He and the...

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 Research...

LRRD videos get a mention in Science.

LRRD videos get a mention in Science.

A few months ago I contacted Cathy Manduca, who runs an NSF-CCLI funded NAGT professional development project called On the Cutting Edge.  Cathy liked our River Geomorphology Video series and published several of our videos on the project’s website. The...

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...

Yosemite time lapse

Yosemite time lapse

People in Yosemite: A TimeLapse Study from Steven M. Bumgardner on Vimeo. I’ve been neglecting this blog, but with good excuses–we have two huge proposals  due in a couple of weeks (one with 17 collaborators at 11 institutions!), year-end business stuff,...