Our Nathan graduates from SIUC

Our Nathan graduates from SIUC

“I go to church everyday,” Nathan once told me.  “The woods.” Nathan poses with his congratulatory banner outside of LRRD headquarters Rain or shine, under clouds or sun, in humid hundred-degree weather or an 8-below February day, you can find...

Amazing last day of AGU 2011.

Amazing last day of AGU 2011.

Today we finished an amazing five days at AGU in San Francisco. We planned for months.   Meriam, Lily, Christina, and Alee took care of complex logistics.  Nathan, Jim,  and I built and packed parts for the new Em3. We worked together when a shipper lost half our...

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...

SIUC helps LRRD load for GSA!

SIUC helps LRRD load for GSA!

Today, after months of planning and preparation, we loaded a sixteen-foot truck bound for GSA-Minneapolis. SIUC students from all over campus formed human forklifts to muscle the big Em4 on board. From forestry, geography, geology, zoology, and fisheries, and elite...