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Congratulations to Dr. Rivers Ingersoll

Rivers Ingersoll successfully defended his PhD thesis, submitted all his chapters to excellent journals, and recently got hooded during commencement. In his research, he invented a new instrument to make the first direct measurements of the aerodynamic force that hummingbirds and nectar bats generate to hover and drink nectar on the wing. He went to Costa Rica to make recordings on 20 species, a study that included over 100 bird and bat individuals, the most extensive and revealing study of the biomechanics of hovering vertebrates till date. The study earned him a honorable mention from the SICB division of Comparative Biomechanics earlier this year. Now Rivers moved on to make waves in industry. Congrats on all the successes and accomplishments from everyone in the lab!