Posts Tagged: water warriors
Take one distinguished professor and one undergraduate student. Be sure it's a warm summer day. Then just add water. What do you get? An epic battle during the 15th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle on the Briggs Hall lawn at the University...
Scene One: UC Davis undergraduate student Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, charges toward distinguished professor Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scene Two: Student Andrew Kisin finds his target, Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scene Three: Bruce Hammock is feeling the effects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scene 4: The water slides off of Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Proving himself an elite water warrior, Bruce Hammock nonchalantly empties a bucket of water on his doctoral student, Cindy McReynolds. "I thought I dodged it," she later said. She did not. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gotcha! Hammock lab researcher Christopher Morisseau (right), who coordinates the annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, scores a direct hit! Bruce Hammock smiles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The water warriors pose for a group photo, marking the finish of the 15th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Just call it "15 Minutes of Aim." That's how long it takes to toss 2,000 water balloons. Or, rather, that's how long it takes the Bruce Hammock laboratory at the University of California, Davis, to toss 2,000 water balloons. The 15th annual Bruce...
Water warrior Bruce Hammock dumps water on Kevin Cloonan, then a graduate student in the Walter Leal lab. (2012 photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this 2012 photo, Hammock lab researcher Christophe Morisseau chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this 2017 photo, Hammock lab administrator Cindy McReynolds, now a doctoral student in the Hammock lab, tries to avoid a balloon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this 2017 photo, Bruce Hammock douses Louisa Lo, who was his executive administrative assistant before moving to Michigan with her family. Her husband, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, is is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Pharmacology and Toxicology, while she is an administrative assistant at the university. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Friday lite. That’s what it was. But it was more than that, too. Every year, Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology at UC Davis, wages a water balloon battle for faculty, researchers, graduate students, staff,...
Christophe Morisseau and Karen Wagner
Jun Yang and Junaid ur Rehman
"Water Warrior" Bruce Hammock
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