Soil & Water Systems
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Dr. Jae Ryu’s research focuses on sustainable water resources planning and management in Idaho and the west. He flies drones carrying everything from nets to high-end hyperspectral sensors to study agriculture and semi-arid environments in a changing climate. Dr. Ryu was also a recipient of a VIP grant (Vandal Ideas Project) aimed at supporting STEM education and improving go-on rates in Idaho. Through this grant (titled iDrone), Dr. Ryu and Dr. Kirsten LaPaglia held workshops for 7th-11th grade students across Idaho focusing on the basic concepts of unmanned aerial systems.