More from Montana

>What an adventure in learning. I have to say this summer has taught me a lot and there is still so much to learn in such little time!! I am excited about it but also a little overwhelmed. The REU has been a wonderful experience. In the last couple of weeks Travis B and I have been extremely busy monitoring wells throughout the Pablo area as well as my sites at various culverts and staff gauges set up in the Mud Creek drainage. I have to give a shout out to my good buddy Kim for all of her amazingness. (If that is even a word). She has been a big part of my research and I owe her a lot for her dedication and willingness to assist. Unfortunately I don’t think she will be visiting us in Minnesota so I will use this format to thank her. THANKS KIMMY. Some of the photos included in this blog are various shots of me, Travis, and the places that we have been focusing our research on. Using culverts to determine discharge throughout the Mud Creek drainage and piezometers placed throughout the creek at different locations in order to observe the water levels in and around the creek. I have to say there are worse places to spend ones time and it has been a good adventure with lots of laughs and of course a ton of learning. I may have started this operation with little experience and know how, but will be ending it with a better understanding of how scientific research is conducted and presented. I am not sure but I think that is what this program is all about. There is much to do and as Jake posted earlier it is sure down to the wire and crunch time. Looking forward to meeting everyone in MN and seeing what everyone else has accomplished over the summer.


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About Diana Dalbotten

Diana Dalbotten is the Director of Diversity and Broader Impacts for the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics and the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota; and for the Geoscience Alliance, a national alliance for broadening participation of Native Americans in the Geosciences.

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  1. I am very happy to help Chad; your welcome and I wish you the best of luck with school…. and with life. I am leaving but always an email away if you need to chat about math equations. Signing off, Field Assistant 🙂

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