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Craig Rosen Selected as National STEM Ambassador

  • Category: Awards and Honors

Craig Rosen at May Sci Be With You, Credit Dave Becker

One of just 50 national education, business, and non-profit professionals chosen for the honor, DRI's Craig Rosen was invited to collaborate with STEM leaders from around the country at the STEM Leadership Alliance Summit on July 8th through 11th. Their goal? To address current questions and challenges facing STEM education and create an agenda for meaningful change. 
 


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Meet Vic Etyemezian, Ph.D.

  • Category: Featured Researchers

vic etyemezian small2Learn about the work of Vic Etyemezian, Ph.D., a research professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Vic specializes in the study of dust emissions, including dust that occurs along roadways, volcanic ash, and landscape dus t. Vic holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s degree in environmental engineering...

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Volcanic Ash Suspension

  • Category: Featured Projects

George Nikolich showcases equipment that measures dust emissions.

Mount St. Helens remains an active threat to communities and infrastructure in Washigton's Cascade Range. DRI researchers are studying volcanic ash resuspension by wind to help determine engineering requirements for regional facilities in preparation for a potential volcanic eruption in the future.

 

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Meet Brittany Kruger, Ph.D.

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Kruger 011718 squareLearn about Brittany Kruger, Ph.D., a staff research scientist in geobiology with the Division of Hydrologic Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas, NV. She specializes in the study of microbes that live in deep underground environments, such as those found inside of deep mines. Brittany is a Minnesota native, and holds a Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. 

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Meet Hans Moosmüller, Ph.D.

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Moosmuller 6Learn about the work of Hans Moosmüller, Ph.D., research professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, NV and senior director of DRI’s Wildland Fire Science Center. Hans specializes in the study of aerosols, which are tiny particles of solids or liquids that become suspended in the atmosphere and canimpact air quality, climate, and visibility (i.e., dust, wildfire smoke, smog). 

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Meet Casey Schmidt, Ph.D.

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Schmidt webLearn about the work of Casey Schmidt, Ph.D., an assistant research professor of biogeochemistry at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nev. He specializes in ecological engineering, which is a field of study that combines elements of engineering, ecology and design to help solve environmental problems. Casey holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in soil and water science from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in biology from the University of Washington.

 

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Meet Mary Cablk, Ph.D.

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Cablk1 webLearn about the work of Mary E. Cablk, Ph.D., in this Q&A interview for DRI's new "Behind the Science" blog. Mary Cablk is an associate research professor of biology at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV. She specializes in the broad category of “detection,” which includes the use of canines to sniff out targets such as human remains, wildlife, and contraband. 

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Solar Panels and Rainwater Infiltration into Soil

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Markus Berli stands in front of a lysimeter, a large steel drum containing soil that is used to model soil moisture content after storm events. Arrays of solar panels in the Nevada desert don’t just block the sun’s rays from reaching the ground; they also intercept rainwater, possibly impacting plant and animal habitats, according to DRI's Markus Berli. Berli is currently working on research that will gauge how arrays of solar panels can change the ecosystems inside and around solar installations.

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