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Meet Steve Bacon, M.S.

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Bacon OwensLake sqLearn about Steve Bacon, M.S., an associate research scientist of geomorphology with the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Reno and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno. Steve specializes in geology, paleoclimate, and landscape evolution, and has been a member of the DRI community since 2005.

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Meet Ken McGwire, Ph.D.

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Learn about Ken McGwire, Ph.D., an associate research professor of geography with the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Reno. He specializes in environmental mapping, monitoring and modeling using satellite imagery and geographic information systems (GIS), software for viewing and analyzing geographical data.

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People-powered research: Citizen science makes microplastics discovery at Lake Tahoe possible

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SQUARE Pipe Keeper volunteers in action Credit League to Save Lake TahoeIn citizen science projects, community members utilize their curiosity, enthusiasm, and talents alongside professional scientists in real-world research projects. That’s precisely what Lake Tahoe locals did this summer to help DRI scientists identify microplastic pollution in the Lake for the first time ever. 

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Donor-powered research solving critical environmental problems

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Zoe Harrold sampling for microplastics in Lake Tahoe April 2019Thanks to our donors, seed grants were awarded to eight teams of DRI researchers last year through the Innovation Research Program (IRP), which provides the resources DRI scientists need to pursue groundbreaking new projects. In this blog, you can explore the projects that science enthusiasts like you have made possible.

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The WASH Capacity Building Program: An interview with Braimah Apambire, Ph.D.

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111919 Apambire10 sqBraimah Apambire, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for International Water and Sustainability (CIWAS) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI), and an expert in international Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). We recently sat down with Braimah to get an update on DRI's WASH Capacity Building Program and to learn some of the history behind his and DRI’s involvement in the WASH sector in Ghana.

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Science of Place: DRI researchers and teachers develop localized science lessons for Native American classrooms

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2019 NWAL1 sqClimate change, in the abstract, can be a difficult phenomenon to comprehend – but on the ground, youth from Native American reservations in Arizona are already experiencing everyday impacts in the form of droughts and warming temperatures.

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