PhD Student at N.C. State University Makes Customized Drone to Collect Water Samples


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As a doctoral student at North Carolina State University, Will Reckling has been using drones to study potentially harmful algal blooms.

Right now, drones are helping Reckling in his algal research by:

  • Mapping waterways so he can find algal blooms
  • Collecting water samples that contain algal blooms

The second application—using a drone to collect algal blooms—has been made possible by a unique water collection device Reckling created just for his research.

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Read today's article to learn more about how Reckling uses drones in his research, or comment below with other ways you've heard of people using drones in their own research.

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