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National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Cooperative Summer Field Training Program

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2008 NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Interns

Corey Beaver, University of Missouri
Science Mentor: David Freiwald
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Project: Lower Mississippi River national rivers and stream assessment

Jacob Birkett, University of Wisconsin
Science Mentor: Gary Curtis
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Studies of uranium contaminated groundwater at a former uranium mill site

S. Michelle Bourret, University of California-Santa Cruz
Science Mentor: Rob Striegl
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Project: Yukon River Basin project

Dan Burnham, Idaho State University
Science Mentor: Don Sweetkind
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: DD subsurface mapping of aquifer heterogeneity near Death Valley, California

Matthew Clark, Louisiana State University
Science Mentor: Daniel Goode
Location: West Trenton, New Jersey
Project: Natural and enhanced biodegradation of chlorinated solvents in subsurface environments

Danielle D'Alfonso, University of California-Santa Barbara
Science Mentor: Robert Gresswell
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Project: Evaluating movement and habitat use patterns of fluvial arctic grayling in the Upper Big Hole River watershed

Alden Denny, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: Nancy Simon
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Mineral formation in sediments of eutrophic Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon

Dan Eakin, University of Missouri
Science Mentor: Deborah Hutchinson
Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Project: Law of the sea extended continental shelf in the Amerasian Basin, Arctic Ocean

Joshua Garber, University of Texas-Austin
Science Mentor: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, Massachusetts
Project: Transport and fate of ground-water contaminants: Cape Cod toxic substances hydrology research site

Jordan Garroway, Cornell University
Science Mentor: Gary Fuis
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geology and geophysics for the understanding of earthquake hazards in the southern California region

Kathryn Hoffmeister, University of Georgia
Science Mentor: Celeste Journey
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Project: Hydrologic data collection, management, and analysis for the Santee River Basin and coastal drainages (NWQA program)

Natalie Juda, Macalester College
Science Mentor: David Croker
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Northern California seismic network

Kathy Kelsey, University of Puget Sound
Science Mentor: Rob Striegl
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Project: Yukon River Basin project

Elizabeth Luber, University of Illinois
Science Mentor: Andrea Foster
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Characterization of arsenic-sequestering microbial communities from the Lava Cap Mine Superfund Site

Seth Martin, University of Arkansas
Science Mentor: Tim Reilly
Location: West Trenton, New Jersey
Project: Occurrence and distribution of agricultural chemicals in the hydrosphere

Dan McInnis, University of Notre Dame
Science Mentor: Leonard Kinikow
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: National assessment of long-term ground water depletion

Fred Mellott, University of Pittsburgh/Johnstown
Science Mentor: Melinda Chapman
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Project: Piedmont-Mountain ground-water study

Caitlin Orem, Northern Arizona University
Science Mentor: Melinda Chapman
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Project: Peidmont-Mountain ground-water study

Katherine Pecsok, University of Missouri
Science Mentor: Tyler Coplen and Jurate Landwehr
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Developing hydrogen and oxygen isoscapes of U.S. tap waters with application to hydrology, ecology, and forensic discrimination

Lowndes Pendergrass, Clemson University
Science Mentor: Christine Bunck
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Project: Wildlife health internship: investigation of wildlife diseases

Jessica Shaw, Humboldt State University
Science Mentor: Erin Boydston
Location: Irvine California
Project: Movement patterns of carnivores in a fragmented landscape

Emmy Smith, Amherst College
Science Mentor: Joan Gomberg
Location: Seattle, Washington
Project: Discovering clues about tremor, slow slip, and earthquakes

Anthony Trease, Eastern Michigan University
Science Mentor: James Campbell
Location: New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical processes relating to human and aquatic health

Stephanie Tubman, Colgate University
Science Mentor: Michael Lisowski
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes

Ryan Verbanazk, University of Missouri
Science Mentor: Oliver Boyd
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Project: Clommunity velocity model for the New Madrid Seismic Zone

Dan Wolf, Illinois State University
Science Mentor: Melinda Chapman
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Project: Piedmont-Mountain ground-water study

Jessica Zinger, University of Michigan
Science Mentor: Dean Anderson
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Measurement and analysis of the flow of greenhouse gases, water vapor, and energy in urban and sub-alpine forest ecosystems

 

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