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On Board with The Robotics Institute

 Field Experience for RISS Scholars

The Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) from Carnegie Mellon University recently joined RiverQuest for an afternoon on board Explorer. Designed to introduce aspiring international students to dynamic research resources, RISS is partnering with RiverQuest and a robotic airboat project lead by CMU Robotics Institute Professor Paul Scerri to provide a field experience to the scholars.  Another product of the RISS project is curriculum provided to RiverQuest for use with robotic airboats in special projects with future school student groups.

Bayer International Sustainability Camp

RISS also hosted a session with RiverQuest’s Bayer International Sustainability Camp. The Bayer Camp students learned about robotic projects in development to improve how humans interact with their environment. A fascinating demo involved a robotic “snake,” designed to go into small spaces to investigate and collect information.  For more information about The Robotics Institute Summer Scholars program, visit and click on Academic Internships.

RiverQuest Receives Governor’s Award

RiverQuest has been selected to receive a 2013 Governor’s Award  for Environmental Excellence. Among 15 other Pennsylvania projects that encourage and promote environmental stewardship, RiverQuest is recognized this year for the “Exploring the Marcellus Shale” Outreach Program.  Launched during the 2011-12 school year, the program uses a variety of hands-on activities, images and group discussion… Continue Reading

RiverQuest Programs On Deck for 2013

SCHOOL PROGRAMS April – June and September – December RiverQuest will serve approximately 5,000 students on the boat this spring in one of our signature programs, Environmental Science on the Three Rivers, and Marcellus Shale & River Ecosystems.  Registration for 2013-14 starts in March. OUTREACH PROGRAMS Available for reservation year-round RQ comes to YOU! RiverQuest’s… Continue Reading