Shannon Hicks

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center
Shannon Hicks

Research Engineer

Research Engineering Group


tel. 610-268-2153, ext. 1267
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interests and Expertise

Shannon Hicks designs and builds a variety of environmental sensor data logger systems using custom hardware and software and commercial sensors. She also deploys and maintains the sensors and data logger stations in various settings ranging from freshwater streams to coastal marine environments. The stations monitor water, soil, and climate parameters in forests, agricultural fields, and urban settings, and then transmit the real-time data to the Monitor My Watershed data portal and visualization system. Hicks is the designer of the EnviroDIY Mayfly Data Logger board, and co-founder of the community. She also teaches workshops to students, educators, and citizen scientists about how to build and use low-cost environmental monitoring stations.


B.S., electrical engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.

Professional Experience

Hicks has been at Stroud™ Water Research Center since 2010. Previous work experiences include Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Princeton University, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, and The National Radio Astronomy Observatory.