SRP Week 3

Blog 3: Week of 6/22/18 Andrew Brown reporting in! This has been a really exciting week and a really dull week all at the same time. The first half of the week consisted of more battling with ROS. I tried to improve the code I wrote last week, and I also began teaching myself how […]


REU Second Week

Getting into the second week of the summer, our group of five undergrad students began to work towards starting our piece of a project for the summer. We met with our faculty advisers at the start of the week and they gave us an idea of what we would be working on. I began to […]


Week 2

Hey hey hey! Update: I PASSED MY FLIGHT TEST :) Weekend: I learned how to charge the big batteries. AJ gave me an extensive lecture on battery characteristics and safety procedures. I flew my flame wheel more. Flying these make me nervous because they are much bigger than the little Hubsans. Bigger drone == Bigger […]


SRP Week 2

Blog 2: Week of 6/15/18 Andrew Brown here again. This week was an interesting week, but it felt sort of like walking through mud about two feet deep. The week began well enough with a meeting with Dr. Bradley. We discussed whether I wanted to work with the CubeSat or if I wanted to try […]


REU Week 3

This week, I was able to start my project for this summer. Before, I had been learning how to use ROS, fly the drones, and do a few smaller tasks to prepare for the summer. Monday morning, I came in and had a clear idea of what I needed to achieve, so I started right […]


SRP Week 1

Blog 1: Week of 6/8/18 My name is Andrew Brown. I am an undergraduate physics student at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and someday I hope to earn a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. I have been blessed to be one of five students who were given the opportunity to work in the NIMBUS lab […]


Week 1

Hello! My name is Amy Guo, and I am a senior studying Computer Engineering at Saint Louis University. I enjoy electronic circuit design, digital design, and computer system design. I’ll be spending my summer at UNL doing research in the NIMBUS Lab. In my free time, I like to paint, bake, and eat good food. […]


REU Week 2

This week, the other students finally joined me in the lab. I started meeting my coworkers on Sunday night during a welcome dinner. I not only met some of the students in my lab, but also those doing research in the other labs around campus. People were going to research fields like biochemistry, ergonomics, minority […]


REU First Week

I am finally in the lab! After a cumulative 17-hour drive (broken into only two days), I moved into the University Suites at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I started my first day of work on Monday. Since it was Memorial Day, the office was rather quiet. This gave Brittany and I a perfect chance to […]


REU First Week

Week #1 (6/4 – 6/8) My name is Jason Finnegan, and I am a Nebraska native. Born and raised in the small town of Cozad, NE which is about two and a half hours west of Lincoln. Our town is most proud that we are built almost directly on the 100th Meridian. I grew up […]