We were invited to attend this event at California State University Channel Islands to visit with the students, see their research projects, and receive an update about the Santa Rosa Island project that our foundation annually funds. It began with having breakfast on campus with the students and professors involved in this research program that has grown substantially in number of students from last year. Dr. Cause Hanna gave us a tote containing letters of appreciation that each student wrote to us. This correspondence relates the experience each one has received in the way of knowledge and research findings and how this will lead them to their future.
After breakfast, we headed for the Exhibition Hall at the Broome Library. There we visited many of the poster presentation displays and talked with a number of students to learn more about their research, findings, and future career goals.
The first presentation we visited was titled “CI Rainbow Framework for Long-Term Real-Time Environmental Monitoring – Exploratory CI Park Development.” We met with Taylor Dinkins who talked about a wind speed sensor to be used for solar power development as well as under water sensors. The sensors measure soil moisture, temperatures, and there is a web application site. Continue Reading →