Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Emriver Em2 video overview.

Our Emriver Em2 in two minutes, in English, by our Alee Quick.

More to come:  Below, a collection of outtakes and languages from the original shoot.  All LRRD staff, family, and friends from Carbondale.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An Em2 goes to Deutschland (annotated).

Today we celebrated our first export to Germany!

We shipped an Emriver Em2 to Dr. Harald Stollhofen at Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Lehrstuhl für Geologie.

Click the photo above to enlarge and see who built this unique river model and sent it across the Atlantic Ocean.

We're wearing funny hats because we also celebrated birthdays for Lily and Allee.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

BYU Em4's first day.

This video captures most of the Em4's first day at BYU's Department of Geological Sciences.  

Our Em4 models will energize thousands of science students (look at them!); with this fourth model installed, we're confident many more will follow.

We're celebrating that.

Thanks to my wife Kate, who believed in and supported my work.  To my colleagues at LRRD who helped build, pack and ship it, and to Warren Sauer, owner of Sauer Machine in St. Louis, where all the big metal parts were made with great care.

And to the staff, faculty, and students at BYU, who were universally welcoming, helpful, and as you see here, excited about the Em4.

Thanks to Toby Dogwiler at Winona State who demonstrated his Em4 for visiting BYU faculty.

Special thanks to faculty Randy Skinner  and Jani Radebaugh, and student Steve Herbst, who was a huge help with final assembly.

Friday, November 4, 2011

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 course, I couldn't have done it without Lily's help (and training over the past week), and we had three wonderful student volunteers from SIUC.

As always, we're happy to use our models around our community.  It's why we build them!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

BYU Em4 students learn science.

This morning we finished installation of an Emriver Em4 at Brigham Young University's Department of Geological Sciences

This afternoon Jani Radebaugh used it in her Geomorphology class for the first time.

Look at these students learning science.  My reward.

Thanks to Randy Skinner, Jani, wonderful students, and other BYU staff and faculty.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Em4 lands at BYU, Day One.

Brigham Young University got an Em4 today.

Thanks to students, faculty, and staff. 

More tomorrow.