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USACE Research Biologist and ERDC’s principal investigator, Dena Dickerson continues to monitor Ellie’s care as the highly-trained border collie keeping Oklahoma’s Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam free from thousands of cormorants and gulls. Ellie continues to save the Corps’ Tulsa District estimated yearly dam equipment damages of $10,000 due to metal corrosion and yearly bird dropping cleanup charges of $27,000.
USACE researcher employs K-9 intelligence to solve lock & dam issue
USACE Research Biologist and ERDC’s principal investigator, Dena Dickerson continues to monitor Ellie’s care as the highly-trained border collie keeping Oklahoma’s Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam free from thousands of cormorants and gulls. Ellie continues to save the Corps’ Tulsa District estimated yearly dam equipment damages of $10,000 due to metal corrosion and yearly bird dropping cleanup charges of $27,000.
Engineer Research and Development Center volunteers joined fellow judges and evaluated more than 200 science fair projects at Mississippi’s Bovina Elementary School Feb. 4- 5 in such categories as chemistry, botany, physics, engineering, computer science and mathematics.  ERDC Education Outreach Coordinator Rick Tillotson, left, and Environment Laboratory’s Dr. Jonathon Brame scored projects for creative ability, scientific thought, thoroughness, skill and clarity. Brame recently starred in the Vicksburg Theater Guild’s production of “Mary Poppins” in the role of Bert, the chimney sweeper.
USACE researchers judge science fair
Engineer Research and Development Center volunteers joined fellow judges and evaluated more than 200 science fair projects at Mississippi’s Bovina Elementary School Feb. 4- 5 in such categories as chemistry, botany, physics, engineering, computer science and mathematics. ERDC Education Outreach Coordinator Rick Tillotson, left, and Environment Laboratory’s Dr. Jonathon Brame scored projects for creative ability, scientific thought, thoroughness, skill and clarity. Brame recently starred in the Vicksburg Theater Guild’s production of “Mary Poppins” in the role of Bert, the chimney sweeper.
With a database of over 2,000 Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and a data model to relate the TIC types in the database as 6-digit North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes, users can estimate the probability of encountering specific TICs at industrial facilities.
Toxic Industrial Chemicals and Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
With a database of over 2,000 Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and a data model to relate the TIC types in the database as 6-digit North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes, users can estimate the probability of encountering specific TICs at industrial facilities.

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USACE’s Dr. Manoj Shukla draws on global expertise to illuminate a “storyteller for science and tech”

Current and former researchers with the Engineer Research and Development Center celebrated the
[Published: 4/19/2016]

USACE researcher employs K-9 intelligence to solve lock & dam issue

Like scientists and engineers, border collies are problem-solvers, so Research Biologist Dena
[Published: 3/29/2016]

Bullets to bubbles

Among a cluster of small greenhouses on the EngineerResearch and Development Center’s campus in
[Published: 3/3/2016]