Field Notes
Carbon Footprints, the Human Brain, and the Space Needle
By – Jun 14, 2013
I had the opportunity to attend National Public Radio’s (NPR) live broadcast of Science Friday at the Pacific Science Center on Friday, June 14. The weekly radio show features discussions on current events in science. Host and veteran science journalist Ira Flatow led the discussion at the Pacific...

Revitalizing Communities by Reusing Contaminated Properties
By – May 20, 2013
I’ll be speaking about GeoEngineers’ work on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation urban campus at the NEBC Reusing Contaminated Land conference in June 6 in Tacoma, WA. Here’s a link to the conference agenda. My entire career has been focused on recycling and revitalizing urban land. In my...

Are You Wasting Money?
By Shaun Stauffer, PE, LEED© AP – Mar 11, 2013
We’ve all heard recently about the fiscal cliff, budget cuts and sequestration. As those in Washington D.C. look to address these issues for future generations, we should all be looking at our own personal finances to see if we are wasting money. I came across this article by Whitson...

Fog-to-Water Project Followup
By – Mar 10, 2013
Here's a followup to my earlier Field Note, "UW Student Design Teams Look to Convert Fog to Water."  Sometimes when you volunteer and mix with interesting, smart people, you fall into something very cool. Through my relationships with University of Washington professors Susan Bolton and...

My Herrenknecht European Tour
By Jon Robison, PE – Feb 27, 2013
In the course of my career, while on work assignments, I’ve had the opportunity to visit some really cool places—from the San Juan Mountains in Colorado and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York to the beaches of Florida and many other beautiful and interesting places. However, these...