The Jefferson Project at Lake George is a multi-faceted collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George, aimed at developing better and new technology that will be used to understand lake ecosystems and freshwater ecology. Sensor data, better predictive models, and experimental data from researchers in the Relyea Lab at RPI will be used to understand how humans have affected, and are continuing to affect water quality in one of the most pristine lakes in North America. I am involved in the long-term monitoring efforts and experimental efforts to understand how lake ecosystems are being affected by human activities. This includes understanding how lake ecosystems are affected invasive species, road deicers, and climate change.