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

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2011 NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Interns

Anna Ahlstrom, Texas A & M University
Science Mentor: John Moody
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Project: Runoff response after Fourmile Canyon fire

Tyler Brown, University of Wyoming
Science Mentor: Seth Moran
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Seismic monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes

Lloyd Daniel Burnett, Texas A & M University
Science Mentor: Cliff Hupp
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Hydrological technician

Caitlin Casar, East Carolina University
Science Mentor: Amanda Demopoulos
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Project: Characterizing deep-sea invertebrate communities associated with shipwrecks and natural reefs

Scott Ceciliani, Oregon State University
Science Mentor: Gerard Butch
Location: Troy, New York
Project: Surface-water and ground-water networks

Sam Coleman, Northern Arizona University
Science Mentor: Curtis Schreffler
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
Project: Monitoring to predict Escherichia coli concentrations at Presque Isle Beaches

Bart Cubrich, University of Nebraska
Science Mentor: Gregory Walsh
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Project: Northern Appalachian bedrock mapping

Nicholas Dosch, University of Wisconsin
Science Mentor: John Mullaney
Location: East Hartford, Connecticut
Project: Nutrient loads to Long Island Sound from rivers and groundwater

Neil Fenning, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Earthquake hazards in the central and eastern U.S.

Krista Garrett, Whitman College
Science Mentor: James Kuwabara
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Benthic nutrient flux from water-storage wetlands adjacent to Upper Klamath Lake

Harrison Gray, University of California
Science Mentor: Shannon Mahon
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Luminescence dating

Brandon Guttery, University of Oklahoma
Science Mentor: Albert Hofstra
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Melt or fluid inclusion analysis in resource investigations

Lauren Harrison, University of Wyoming
Science Mentor: Andrea Foster
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: The toxicity of Te, In, Ga, and Li species as measured by in vivo test kits

Isabel Hong, Whitman College
Science Mentor: Joan Fitzpatrick
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Physical properties of the WAIS Divide Ice Core in West Antarctica

Charles Horowitz, University of Pittsburgh
Science Mentor: John Nimmo
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geophysical methods for examining flow processes in the unsaturated zone

Miquela Ingalls, University of North Carolina
Science Mentor: Robert Al-Chokhachy
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Project: Monitoring of hydrologic and thermal regimes of high-elevation streams and the implications to instream biota

Robert Spencer Kellum, Eastern Michigan University
Science Mentor: Jennifer Morace
Location: Portland, Oregon
Project: Assessing foodweb resources for juvenile salmonids utilizing the Lower Columbia River

Tyler Kent, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: Michael Lisowski
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes and Yellowstone

Scott Kenyon, California State University
Science Mentor: Celeste Journey
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Project: Mercury study of the Santee River Basin and coastal drainages as part of the National Water Quality Assessment Program

Sabina Kraushaar, Fort Lewis College
Science Mentor: Victoria Langenheim
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geophysical investigations related to geothermal, mineral, and water resources and to natural hazards in the western U.S.

Evan Larsell, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: Katherine Kendall
Location: West Glacier, Montana
Project: Noninvasive grizzly bear population monitoring in northwestern Montana

Evin Maguire, University of Michigan
Science Mentor: David Friewald
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Project: Identification of biological methods for evaluating wetland water quality conditions

Cody Mason, Fort Lewis College
Science Mentor: Cal Ruleman
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Geologic mapping, neotectonics, and global climate change within the Northern Rio Grande Rift

Kelly McHugh, Miami University
Science Mentor: Michelle Coombs
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Project: Investigation of eruptive processes during the 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano

Amelia McMillin, Western State College of Colorado
Science Mentor: Evelyn Roeloffs
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Combining borehole strainmeter and tide gauge data to study vertical deformation during slow slip events in the Cascadia subduction zone

Matthew Miller, University of Oklahoma
Science Mentor: Thomas Imbrigiotta
Location: West Trenton, New Jersey
Project: Fate and transport of biodegrading contaminants in fractured-rock aquifers

Patrick Norby, Brigham Young University
Science Mentor: Brady Allen
Location: Cook, Washington
Project: Rock Creek fish population and life history assessment

Daven Quinn, University of North Carolina
Science Mentor: John Lane
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Project: Applied hydrogeophysics research

Curtis Reid, Whitman College
Science Mentor: Dean Anderson and Edwin Weeks
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Project: Evaluation of the exchanges of greenhouse gases, energy, and evapotranspiration over forest, grasslands, and urban ecosystems

Nicole Rockentine, Albion College
Science Mentor: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, Massachusetts
Project: Cape Cod toxic substances hydrology field research

Diana Rotter, George Mason University
Science Mentor: James Coleman
Location: Monterey, Virginia and Reston, Virginia
Project: George Washington National Forest

Andrew Schneider, University of Cincinnati
Science Mentor: Tracy Nishikawa
Location: San Diego, California
Project: Evaluating the water budget of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians Wetlands

Courtney Sprain, University of Minnesota
Science Mentor: Andrew Long
Location: Black Hills, South Dakota
Project: Microgravity measurements to characterize groundwater storage in caves, fractures, and other voids

Jonathon Stautberg, Texas A & M University
Science Mentor: James O'Connor
Location: Portland, Oregon
Project: Quaternary mapping and geomorphology studies along the Columbia River corridor

Elizabeth Studebaker, University of Arkansas
Science Mentor: Jacoby Carter
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Project: Monitoring urban green treefrog populations and their environment

Helen Thomas, University of California
Science Mentor: Shane Detweiler
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geological and geophysical studies of the San Andreas Fault System

Peter Tierney, Williams College
Science Mentor: Michael Field
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Project: Computer analysis of digital seafloor imagery in support of ridge-to-reef studies of Hawaiian coral reefs

Sarah Ulrich, University of Wisconsin
Science Mentor: Nancy Rybichi
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Stream-bank vegetation characteristics and bank erosion rates

Jillian Votava, Michigan Technological University
Science Mentor: Kirsten Barrett
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Project: Dominance in late succession in the Alaskan Boreal Forest

Evan Wolf, University of California
Science Mentor: Carol Prentice
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Paleoseismology: the geologic study of active faults

Donald Yezerski, Denison University
Science Mentor: Curtis Schreffler
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical processes relating to aquatic health and resource extraction

Patrick Zenger, Northern Illinois University
Science Mentor: Jamie Shanley
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Project: Hydrologist/hydrologic technician

 

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