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

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2009 NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Interns

Andrew Ashlock, University of Arkansas
Science Mentor: Rex Baum
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Field characterization and instrumentation of a potential debris flow initiation site

David Azzolini, University of Michigan
Science Mentor: John Stamm
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Project: Chemistry of uncontaminated alluvial sediment in the Cheyenne River

Anna Baker, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Science Mentor: Allen Shapiro
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Natural and enhanced biodegradation of chlorinated solvents in ground water

Catherine Beck, Tufts University
Science Mentor: Geneva Chong
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Project: Quantifying landscape change impacts on habitat characteristics

Chelsea Brunner, Western Kentucky University
Science Mentor: Shane Detweiler
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Development following the Wenchuan, China M-7.9 earthquake

Amanda Cains, University of Arkansas
Science Mentor: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, Massachusetts
Project: Cape Cod toxic substances hydrology field research project

Rebecca Collins, West Virginia University
Science Mentor: Jon Major
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Reservoir erosion and channel deposition following removal of Marmot Dam

Michael Cronin, Pennsylvania State University
Science Mentor: John Nimmo
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Evaluating the preferential component of aquifer recharge at a site dominated by sand deposits and a shallow water table

Jane Didaleusky, Smith College
Science Mentor: John Jorgenson
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Changes in the North American ferroalloys industry since the institution of NAFTA

Corey Dimond, Central Washington University
Science Mentor: Joan Gomberg
Location: Seattle, Washington
Project: Building understanding of great earthquake potential through construction of a global seismic profile database

Ben Ferreira, University of Iowa
Science Mentor: Michael Lisowski
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes and Yellowstone

Teresa Fish, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: Brady Allen
Location: Cook, Washington
Project: Rock Creek fish population and life history assessment

Jordan Garrett, University of Texas-Arlington
Science Mentor: Dave Freiwald
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Project: Hydrologic studies and data collection in Arkansas

Paul Guse, Illinois State University
Science Mentor: Gerard Butch
Location: Troy, New York
Project: Surface-water and ground-water networks

Leif Hammes, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: Scott Southworth
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Geologic map and research, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

Ajeet Johnson, Oregon State University
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Afghan geological survey training program development

Justin Knudson, Montana State University
Science Mentor: Kevin Breen
Location: New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical processes and pesticides in limestone aquifers

Rachael Kroodsma, University of Michigan
Science Mentor: Dean Anderson
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Field measurement and analysis of the exchanges of greenhouse gases, water vapor, and energy in urban and sub-alpine forest ecosystems

Zachary Lauffenburger, Colorado State University
Science Mentor: Katherine Kendall
Location: West Glacier, Montana
Project: Noninvasive grizzly bear population monitoring in northwestern Montana

Joel Loeffler, Missouri State University
Science Mentor: Celeste Journey
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Project: Mercury topical study of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program

William Magee, The Ohio State University
Science Mentor: Jill Baron
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Project: A cascade of microbial and biogeochemical effects caused by melting glaciers and rock glaciers

Danielle Moss, Miami University
Science Mentor: John Nimmo
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Evaluating the preferential component of aquifer recharge at a site dominated by sand deposits and a shallow water table

Peter Neff, University of Washington
Science Mentor: Steve Schilling
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Cascade Volcano digital atlas project

Patrick Niemeyer, University of Mississippi
Science Mentor: Jim Coleman
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: National oil and gas assessment project, Devonian gas shale

John Niles, San Francisco State University
Science Mentor: David Croker
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Seismic monitoring

Stephen Peterson, Temple University
Science Mentor: Jean Self-Trail
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Reconstruction of a miocene landscape through the analysis of ancient soils

James Rea, Weslean University
Science Mentor: Carl Thornber
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Petrologic monitoring of active volcanoes

Roxanne Renedo, Smith College
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Afghan geological survey training program development

Jason Ricketts, San Diego State University
Science Mentor: Gary Fuis
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: The Salton seismic imaging project preparations for a major acive-source seismic survey

Rebecca Saunders, Augustana College
Science Mentor: Geneva Chong
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Project: Quantifying landscape change impacts on habitat characteristics

Lauren Shumaker, University of California-Santa Cruz
Science Mentor: Don Sweetkind
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Quantifying landscape change impacts on habitat characteristics

David Smith, University of Iowa
Science Mentor: Kevin Breen
Location: New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical processes relating to aquatic health

Ryan Thress, University of California-Santa Barbara
Science Mentor: Scott Southworth
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Geologic map and research, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

Emily Voytek, Tufts University
Science Mentor: John Lane
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Project: Applied hydrogeophysics research

Derrick Wagner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Science Mentor: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, Massachusetts
Project: Cape Cod toxic substances hydrology field research project

Jakob Wartman, Macalester College
Science Mentor: Stephen Kirby
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Tsunami source working group: notable earthquakes in the pre-digital era archiving, record scanning, and digital analysis

 

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