The joy in our job — teaching with our models.

The joy in our job — teaching with our models.

IGERT students try to protect a river-side home We’re in the business of building and selling river models.  Day-to-day, we talk to clients, spend hours fine-tuning prototypes, crunch numbers, write instruction manuals, program Arduino boards for flow controllers, and...

Project Eco ROVER: The Mobile Science Classroom

Project Eco ROVER: The Mobile Science Classroom

Andrew Podoll teaches with our Emriver Em4 at Kickapoo Creek, Spring 2011 This is another in a series of posts in which we’re featuring some of our many interesting and impressive colleagues.  Stay tuned for more. Andrew Podoll, SIUC alum and former GK-12 HEART...

SIUC students in the LRRD lab

SIUC students in the LRRD lab

Students armor a stream using vegetation in the Em2 Graduate and undergraduate students in SIUC’s watershed management class visited our lab today. Our prototyper, Nathan, hosted them as they experimented with the effects of construction in rivers. It’s...

LRRD Dive(s) In!

LRRD Dive(s) In!

SIUC student volunteer Jen teaches fifth graders around the Em2 at Dive In! Today I taught for the first time since I joined the Little River team, at Dive In!, an Illinois EPA-funded education event hosted by SIUC’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center.   Of...

Project Eco R.O.V.E.R. and LRRD at Saturday Science

Project Eco R.O.V.E.R. and LRRD at Saturday Science

On Saturday, Little River Research & Design collaborator and friend Andrew Podoll launched a fundraising endeavor for his Project Eco R.O.V.E.R. at Carbondale’s Farmers’ Market, in an event he called Saturday Science.   A conceptual sketch of the...