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Can anybody suggest a project for a student that would combine machine science and computer science? We are a coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean, as well as being next to a bay.



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You might get some ideas by sending your question to "MUSIC" through Newton's personal mail. This is a bunch of High School Students in Michigan who are writing a computer simulation of PCB pollution in Lake Erie, and studying how Zebra Mussels may alter the concentration of PCBs in the food chain. In terms of oceanography, if the student has the skills to construct micro-electronic circuits, then it might be interesting to build some kind of environmental monitoring device, to count waves per hour, or to measure changes in tides over time. Or how about using a computer statistical package like "systat" or "minitab" to compute the correlation between tide levels and the position of the moon?

Don Libby



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