Beyond the Gates

Beyond the Gates Radio Show

Have you ever wondered what ERDC does and why it matters? We've got just the radio show for you!

Beyond the Gates: How ERDC makes the difference gives you an inside look at world-class research with real-world impact. Host Annette Kirklin talks with ERDC researchers about how their work affects communities. Whether it's beaches, wildfires, or robots, you're sure to hear about something incredible. Tune in and discover how ERDC makes the world safer and better.

Listen live online or tune in to 107.7FM every Thursday at 8:15 and 9:10 a.m. CT, listen to recorded episodes, and learn more about the show.

List of radio shows and links to the audio:

Season TWO:

  • Episode 1:  The Largest Physical Hydraulics Model Ever Built - Interviewee:  Terry Winschel, ERDC Historian 
  • Episode 2:   The importance of the ERDC Asphalt Materials Lab - Interviewees: Dr. Sadie Casillas and Dr. Ben Cox Research, Civil Engineers - Geotechnical & Structures Laboratory (GSL)

Season ONE:

  • Episode 1: UAS role in the community and region - Interviewee:  Jenny Laird- ERDC UAS PM and ATPM - EL UAS Lead ERDC’s - Environmental Lab (EL)
  • Episode 2: Are beaches really running out of sand? What can we do about it? - Interviewee:  Dr. Jarrell Smith, Research Civil Engineer - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 3: “One Ring to Rule them All” - Interviewee:   Dr. Chris Griggs, Senior Research Physical Scientist - Environmental Lab (EL)
  • Episode 4: The storms are coming and CSTORM Technology can tell you more! - Interviewee:  Dr. Chris Massey, Research Mathematician - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 5: SandSnap: a fun way for everyone to be involved in research - Interviewee:  Dr. Brian McFall, Research Civil Engineer - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 6: DamBot: Robotic innovation to assess dams - Interviewee:  Dr. Anton Nechaev, Research Computer Scientist – Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
  • Episode 7: Wildfire effects on flood risk management and the ecosystem - Interviewee:  Dr. Ian Floyd, Research Physical Scientist - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 8: Controlling the Spread of Invasive Carp - Interviewee:  Dr. Jack Kilgore, Research Fishery Biologist - Environmental Lab (EL)
  • Episode 9: Engineering With Nature (EWN) and Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for a better and more resilient world - Interviewee:  Dr. Amanda Tritinger, Research Hydraulics Engineer - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 10:  How the metaverse is becoming reality for engineer inspections - Interviewee:  Johnathan Boone, Research Civil Engineer – Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
  • Episode 11:  A Conversation with the Chief - Interviewee:  LTG Scott A. Spellmon – 55th Chief of Engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Episode 12: Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO) – Where Science and Decision Support Needs - Interviewee:  Elissa Yeates, Research Hydraulics Engineer - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 13: Recruiting for ERDC – Seeking the Exceptional - Interviewee:  Dr. Toni Lowe, Talent Acquisition Manager - Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)
  • Episode 14: Leveraging DoD Technologies for repairing that pothole on the way to your house - Interviewee:  Will Carruth, Research Civil Engineer - Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)
  • Episode 15:  The Power of ERDC - Interviewee:  Mary Margaret Edney – Chief, ERDC Public Affairs
  • Episode 16: Ship Simulators   - virtual vessels in a virtual world - Interviewee: Dr. Keith Martin, Research Physicist - Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 17:  What is water resilience and why is it important? - Interviewee:  Dr. Edith Martinez-Guerra, Research Environmental Engineer - Environmental Lab (EL)
  • Episode 18: Large-scale testing on the Structural Strong Floor - Interviewee: Bryan Casillas, Research Civil Engineer - Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)
  • Episode 19: Making a Difference: ERDC expert serves on DOD Climate Action Team -  Interviewee: Samantha Cook, Research Physical Scientist - Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
  • Episode 20:  The power of partnering with ERDC - Interviewee:  Dr. David Pittman, Director of ERDC

Beyond the Gates: How ERDC Research Affects YOU. Thursdays, FM107.7, 8:15 and 9:15 a.m.


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