Past FAR lab events.
On July 15, 2006, The FAR Lab gathered at John's house and had a barbeque. It was thrown in honor of Karl Gjelland leaving us to return in Norway. He, Cecila, and Alvar will be missed. Thanks to Julian and Nancy Burgos, the barbeque was authentically Argentinian. They brought hardwood charcoal, lots of meat, and a very impressive marinade. After constructing a grill over some gravel with concrete blocks and a few oven racks, they heated a large pile of charcoal and spread it beneath the oven racks.
The marinade was brushed onto spare ribs, short ribs, sausages, and chicken breasts. Also vegetables and blocks of provolone cheese were brushed and grilled. The cooking time was surprisingly quick. Obviously, Julian and Nancy were very pleased with the results.
Many other dishes were provided by lab members, including salad, pasta, and deserts. After the grilling was complete, everyone ate a whole lot of food.
On June 8, 2006, Dr. John Horne was awarded the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography. It was given at the 151st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Providence, Rhode Island. He also presented a paper entitled Acoustic species identification: When biology collides with physics.
The Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography was established in 2000. The grant was made to the Acoustical Society Foundation by Herman and Eileen Medwin to recognize a person for the effective use of sound in the discovery and understanding of physical and biological parameters and processes in the sea.
On April 22, 2006, the FAR Lab participated in Washington Weekend. This open house even lets parents and young students discover what kind of research and activities go on throughout the university. With a wide range of projects in our lab, we were able to bring many things for the visitors to see and try.
Some of the things we brought include:
Much of the transducer gear that we use in the field.
X-Rays of fish which we use to model acoustics backscatter
Backscatter modelling software with 3-D visualizations of the fish.
Echogram data visualizations and analysis
"Test Your Strength" Contest using a Transducer
"Name that Sound" contest
A brief overview of Fisheries Acoustics and the reserach that the FAR Lab conducts