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

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2010 NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Interns

Christine Barszewski, Grand Valley State University
Science Mentor: Brady Allen
Location: Cook, Washington
Project: Rock Creek fish population and life history assessment

Kaleb Boucher, University of Maine
Science Mentor: Seth Moran
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Seismic monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes

Amy Brown, Sul Ross State University
Science Mentor: Andrea Foster
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Spectroscopic investigations of arsenic speciation and bioavailability

Timothy Brown, University of Houston
Science Mentor: Shaul Hurwitz
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Quantifying the fluxes of heat and CO2 at the Yellowstone Caldera

Matthew Cochrane, California State University
Science Mentor: Jonathan Glen and David Ponce
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geophysical investigations related to earthquake hazards and geothermal, mineral, and water resources

Joseph Cukjati, University of Houston
Science Mentor: Joseph Breen
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical processes relating to resource extraction and aquatic health

Mary Davis, State University of New York at Binghamton
Science Mentor: Dean Anderson and Edwin Weeks
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Project: Greenhouse gas exchanges, energy, and evapotranspiration over subalpine forest and urban ecosystems

Christine Doman, University of Michigan
Science Mentor: Stephen Corn
Location: Glacier National Park, Montana
Project: Amphibian monitoring research in Glacier National Park

Monica Erdman, University of California at Santa Barbara
Science Mentor: William David Menzie
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Mineral commodity industry reports on a state-by-state basis

Amy Erschberger, University of California at Santa Barbara
Science Mentor: Erin Boydston
Location: Thousand Oaks, California
Project: Effects of urban development and habitat fragmentation on the ecology and conservation of mammalian carnivores

Lucian Farmer, Oregon State University
Science Mentor: Lisa Stillings
Location: Reno, Nevada
Project: The distribution of metals in mineralized landscapes

Alex Ferguson, Idaho State University
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Field and office studies of intraplate seismicity

Max Gardner, Wesleyan University
Science Mentor: Shane Detweiler
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Fault zone studies in California and China

Katrina Garman, Colgate University
Science Mentor: Joseph Walder
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Experimental studies of hazardous hydrological processes on volcanoes

Ian Hamilton, University of Texas at Arlington
Science Mentor: Kevin Breen
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical processes relating to resource extraction and aquatic health

Sara Henry, California State University
Science Mentor: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, Massachusetts
Project: Cape Cod toxic substances hydrology field research

Ian Hoyer, Whitman College
Science Mentor: Andrew Schroth and John Crusius
Location: Anchorage Alaska
Project: Influence of catchment geology and varying degree of cover on the form, flux, and concentration of Alaska nutrients in Cooper River Watershed

Patrick Kelly, Colorado State University
Science Mentor: Cliff Hupp
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Vegetation and hydrogeomorphic relations

Jamie Margaret Kern, Montana State University
Science Mentor: Michael Lisowski
Location: Yellowstone, Cascade Range Volcanoes
Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes and Yellowstone

Bradley King, Illinois State University
Science Mentor: Anthony Crone and Robert Williams
Location: Golden, Colorado
Project: Geological and geophysical investigations of hazardous faults; data for earthquake hazards assessments

Tory Anne Klettke, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: Shaul Hurwitz
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Quantifying fluxes of heat and CO2 at the Yellowstone Caldera

Franklin Koch, Washington University
Science Mentor: John Lane
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Project: Applied hydrogeophysics research

William Lukens, Temple University
Science Mentor: Laurel Larson
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: High-flow events in suburban steams; physical nature and ecological repercussions of disturbance

Alexander Lusk, University of Washington
Science Mentor: Byron Stone and Kevin Kincare
Location: Michigan; New York; Massachusetts
Project: Quaternary investigations and data collection for patterns of sedimentation in glacial and proglacial environments

Joseph Mangano, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: James O'Connor
Location: Portland, Oregon
Project: Gravel-bed river studies, and Quaternary mapping geomorphology studies along the Columbia River

Jonathan Moen, Middlebury College
Science Mentor: John Nimmo
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Investigation of newly discovered processes related to unsaturated zone flow

Stanley Mordensky, George Washington University
Science Mentor: Scott Southworth
Location: Appalachian Blue Ridge, Virginia and North Carolina
Project: Mount Rogers region geologic map and research

Joe Mulvaney-Norris, Southern Illinois University
Science Mentor: John Jorgenson
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Rare Earth Element reserves and resources in North America

Cody Munday, Western Kentucky University
Science Mentor: John Lane
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Project: Applied hydrophysics research

Joana Panosky, University of Rhode Island
Science Mentor: William Schultz
Location: Golden, Colorado
Project: Field characterization and instrumentation of active landslides

Caldwell Payne, Southern Illinois University
Science Mentor: George Breit
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Origin of amagmatic gold deposits in northwestern Nevada

Ryan Quinn, University of Illinois
Science Mentor: Noel Hurley
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Project: Multidisciplinary assessment of water resources at Army and Department of Transportation facilities

Elizabeth Rose, University of California
Science Mentor: Gary Fuis
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: The Salton seismic-imaging project: preparations for a major active-source seismic survey

Katherine Rouse, Whitman College
Science Mentor: Geneva Chong
Location: Southern Greater Yellowstone Area and southwest Wyoming
Project: Quantifying landscape change impacts on habitat characteristics

Kyle Samperton, University of North Carolina
Science Mentor: Nancy Simon
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Project: Field studies of phosphorus cycling related to sediment processes in eutrophic Upper Klamath Lake

Gustav Seixas, Weslean University
Science Mentor: L. Sue Beard
Location: Northwest Arizona and southeast Nevada
Project: Geologic mapping and structural analysis of Black Canyon Hot Springs

Brett Shurtleff, Central Washington University
Science Mentor: William Schultz
Location: Golden, Colorado
Project: Field characterization and instrumentation of active landslides

Luke Smith, University of Houston
Science Mentor: Gerard Butch
Location: Troy, New York
Project: Surface-water and ground-water networks

Julia Spencer, Whitman College
Science Mentor: Jill Baron
Location: Alpine and glacial reaches of the Rocky Mountains
Project: Comparison of microbial activity in headwater basins undergoing rapid change from climate change and and atmospheric N deposition

Marin Troutman, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: Joan Gomberg
Location: Seattle, Washington
Project: Earthquake swarms and tectonics of eastern Washington

Steven Walker, University of Texas at Austin
Science Mentor: Daniel Goode
Location: West Trenton, New Jersey
Project: Fate and transport of biodegrading contaminants in fractured-rock aquifers

Matthew Weingarten, University of Wisconsin
Science Mentor: Paul Hseih
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Computer modeling of contaminant transport in fractured rocks

Brett Worman, University of Wyoming
Science Mentor: David Croker
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Field technician with the Northern California Seismic Network

Bissett Young, Indiana University
Science Mentor: Seth Moran
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Seismic monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes

 

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