We've been incredibly busy since our expansion in the fall of 2007. One of the things we've neglected is routine followup of Emriver users. Our Emriver Em2's are built like military hardware, and our documentation is very good. So we get less than one support question a month, and nearly zero problems. So unless we make the effort, we don't get much feedback.
In preparation for an NSF grant proposal we're working on, we contacted all our academic Emriver users, and the response has been wonderful. The models are being heavily used, and in just the ways we hoped--to teach engineering and the geosciences, and for outreach to all sorts of groups. And often a single model is used for both.
As an example, here's a photo from the SUNY "ESF Science Corps Summer Camps Investigating Ecology in Neighborhood and City Environments." The program offers urban kids a chance to learn environmental science, and if you want to see some cute, happy, junior high school kids, visit the site and see the "2008 photos" links.
Dr. Ted Endreny (shown in the photo) is also using his Emriver Em2 model for other NSF-funded teaching and research. Thanks to Dr. Endreny for the photos.
Labels: education, em2, grants, NSF, outreach, SUNY, teaching, Ted Endreny