Machetes, Wellies and 100 degree heat close out week 1 of Miller Run data collection


Dan Ladd, Geography (Middlebury College) '14 and Max Stiss, Geography/Anthropology '12,  weilded machetes and Wellingtons in an effort to collect detailed elevation data for the Miller Run restoration project. And did I mention the 100+ degree heat? Actually, the funniest part of this photo is that it was taken directly in front of the playground at Sunflower Day Care.  Wonder h … [Read more...]

Week 1 – Miller Run data collection


If you've driven past the golf course this week you might have noticed some students traipsing around in the underbrush near the driving range and Sunflower day care.  The students are part of Bucknell's GIS team and they have been collecting high resolution elevation data for the Miller Run restoration project. The students will be out there for another 2-3 weeks (+ or - a … [Read more...]

Come watch the Flying Bison!


Come watch the Flying Bison capture high resolution aerial imagery of the Miller Run Creek watershed area. The flight is part of the work that the GIS Student assistants are doing this summer in support of the Miller Run Restoration project. Details and map below. What: Come see the Flying Bison take off. Flight will last roughly 30 minutes. The Flying Bison drone will take … [Read more...]

Miller Run Restoration


In January of 2011, Bucknell received a 178K grant through PA DEP's Growing Greener program to support the first phase of a project that will restore the Miller Run Creek (that runs through campus and the golf course) and provide flood relief to the surrounding areas.  Bucknell's GIS Student Assistants are supporting the Miller Run Restoration project by collecting high … [Read more...]

Flying Bison


Nick Urban '12, a GIS student assistant and Computer Science major, recently competed in  the 9th annual student Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) competition held at Webster Field in St. Inigoes, MD.  Hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the competition challenged students to "design, fabricate, a … [Read more...]