Saturday, March 21, 2015

St. Olaf College

I've been visiting the Speech and Cognition Lab at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

I spent February talking about my work,


helping run experiments,


getting their equipment tuned up,


and getting into (and out of) some tight situations.


It was a great trip!



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

East Carolina University

I just visited East Carolina University in North Carolina.  I got to take a self-navigating helicopter tour of the main campus.

I got to visit the cochlear implant lab.

I also helped teach the Instrumentation class lab on testing cable continuity.

I also spent a wonderful Christmas in the nice mild weather in the south.

I had a fun trip!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mayo Clinic CI program

I had a quick stop by the Mayo Clinic CI program.  Everyone wants a selfie with me!

Madison, Wisconsin

I seem to have misplaced most of my photos from my trip to the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab in Madison Wisconsin.  The only one I can find is this one of this guy everyone said looked like me - I don't see the resemblance.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Kresge Hearing Research Institute

I visited the Kresge Hearing Research Institute at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor MI.  I stayed for quite a while because I enjoyed it so much (or because someone forgot about me in a desk drawer for a while - at least I caught up on my grant reviews).

While there I toured Kresge and the medical research building (Med Sci I)


Read all about ECAPs and even did some testing in the booth


Tried on headphones and a cochlear implant



I noticed that people like taking flat knit people to farmer's markets - we're just flat, not malnourished!


I even ran out onto the field during a football game


Off to my next adventure!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Madison, Wisconsin

I visited the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab in Madison, Wisconsin.

I got a tour of the lab


Can't localize, my ITDs are so small!


Where's the "popcorn" button?

I looked over some data


I also went to the farmer's market


I had a great time!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Portland, Oregon

I visited the Reiss Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Research Lab in Portland, Oregon.  I had quite an interesting visit.

I had a chance to visit the Farmer’s market at OHSU, where I sampled some of Oregon’s Rainier cherries and Hood strawberries (named after mountains in the region).





I had a chance to explore Portland as well, going out to the Columbia Gorge and checking out some of the hikes. The Portland Aerial Tram was a must-see and I rode down to the waterfront campus.  






I helped out with some experiments,  



and did some microscopy. 

I weigh exactly 43.2329g!


 I also, for some inexplicable reason, decided to parachute off the Biomedical Research Building.  
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