• I am a volunteer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) as a "Science Communication Fellow." I built a table-top internal wave tank to demonstrate some principles connected with my research on internal tides.
  • I invite you to contact me if you are a student with interests in science communication. Occasionally I am able to hire students to work on outreach projects.


  • Jackson Ryan, a freshman in Mechanical Enginneering at OSU, built a table-top model of the Hinsdale Directional Wave Basin for our URSA Engage project. (2020-2021)
  • Matt Lobo, an undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at PSU, analyzed the vertical structure of ocean currents using NSF-OOI data. (2020-2021)
  • Jaya Sree Mugunthan, an undergraduate in Geoinformatics, worked on comparing Saral and CryoSat2 data in the vicinity of sea ice at high latitudes. (2019-2020)
  • Tom Bennett built an inverted aquarium with support from my PSU PI Research Incentive Program funds.
  • Andrew Richmond: Andrew was a PSU undergraduate with interests in art and science education. He created visual aids for use with a demonstration internal wave tank (displayed at right; full resolution 1 2 3 ). (2017-2018)
  • Adam Raitano: Adam was a PSU Music student who filmed, edited, and wrote music for a short video demonstration on YouTube. (2016)
  • Chetan Bornarkar: Chetan was an PSU ECE graduate student who worked on developing a microcontroller-based driver for the PLN2037 laser-Doppler sensor. (2016)
  • Kendra Lynn: Kendra was a PSU Physics undergrad with a background in sound engineering. She made systematic laser-mouse velocimeter measurements of turbulent channel flow of a soap-water film. (2015-2016)
  • Ava and Phoebe: These Metro Montessori Middle School students made the first successful measurements of soap film velocity using the R.A.T.5 laser-mouse. (2015)
  • Shradha Pulla: Shradha was a PSU CEE undergrad who started looking into the idea of using computer mouse sensors for flow velocimetry. (2014)
  • Noah Brummer: Noah was a PSU ECE undergrad who built a pulsed LED light source for photographing a flowing soap-water film. (2012)
  • Kamal Belkhayat: Kamal was a PSU CEE undergrad who built a piezoelectric sensor using a phonograph catridge and optical fiber to measure the velocity in a flowing soap-water film. (2011)
  • Udit: Udit was a Westlake High School student who helped me put together a setup for photographing a flowing soap-water film. (2009)

Jason -- full resolution at img/p1.pdf Thermocline -- full resolution at img/p2_rev.pdf Internal Wave -- full resolution at img/p3.pdf