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

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2016 NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Interns

James Amato, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Science Mentor: Robert Al-Chokhachy
Location: Yellowstone and Bozeman, Montana
Project: Understanding the variability in climate-aquatic linkages

Jeremy Ashburn, Baylor University
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Earthquake hazards in the Central and Eastern U.S.

Kimberly Barry, University of Texas, Arlington
Science Mentor: Jeffrey Chaplin
Location: Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical processes relating to resource extraction and human health

Kristin Beck, University of Washington
Science Mentor: James Vallance
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Volcanic hazards in the Cascades: teasing out the history of explosive eruptions from far-traveled volcanic ash deposits

Julia Bowe, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Science Mentor: John Mullaney
Location: East Hartford, Connecticut
Project: Support of the Connecticut groundwater-level network

Isaac Bukoski, East Carolina University
Science Mentor: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, Massachusetts
Project: Cape Cod hydrologic research

Rials Christensen, University of Utah
Science Mentor: Marci Robinson
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Microfossil indicators of Paleocene and Eocene paleoenvironments

Hannah Cohen, Univeristy of Illinois
Science Mentor: Katherine Skalak
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Hydrologic/geologic technician

Tait Earney, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
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.

Frederick Fenner, University of Houston
Science Mentor: Jeffrey Chaplin
Location: Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical processes relating to resource extraction and human health

Marcel Gaztambide, University of Utah
Science Mentor: Celeste Journey
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Project: Multidisciplinary assessment of water resources for various projects including Bridge Deck Runoff, Groundwater Model Development, and National Water Quality Assessment Program

Robert Gibler, University of Houston
Science Mentor: Shane Detweiler
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: geological and geophysical studies of the San Andreas Fault system

Gabriel Gordon, University of California, Santa Cruz
Science Mentor: James O'Connor and Ralph Haugerud
Location: Portland, Oregon
Project: Mapping the Missoula floods

Annette Hein, University of Wyoming
Science Mentor: John Nimmo
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Modeling and measurement of unsaturated zone flow processes

Andrea Hylant, University of Michigan
Science Mentor: John Lane
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Project: Applied hydrogeophysics research

Chelsea Jolley, Brigham Young University, Idaho
Science Mentor: Miriam Jones
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Peatland responses to centennial and millennial-scale changes in North Pacific Hydroclimate

Caroline Kellner, Cornell University
Science Mentor: Stephen Kirby
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Field and laboratory investigations of serpentinites and associated rocks in the Northeastern California Coast ranges

Mitchell Lassa, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Science Mentor: Gerard Butch
Location: Troy, New York
Project: Surface-water and ground-water networks

Zoe Lefebvre, Washington University
Science Mentor: Kristen Hart
Location: Davie, Florida
Project: Sea turtle movements and habitat-use, American crocodile nest monitoring and Burmese python movement and habitat-use

Geoffrey Lutty, Slippery Rock University
Science Mentor: Billy Justus
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Project: Biological, water-quality, and hydrological assessments in Arkansas streams and groundwater

Joseph Mason, Fort Lewis College
Science Mentor: Stephen DeLong
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Tectonic geomorophology and seismic hazard in Northern California

Ian McBrearty, Iowa State University
Science Mentor: Joan Gomberg
Location: Seattle, Washington
Project: New clues to pre- and post- earthquake deformation

Emma McConville, University of Maryland
Science Mentor: Jacob Lowenstern
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geologic databases and fieldwork for the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

Bethany Morter, University of Oregon
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Volcano and seismic hazards assessments

Joshua Mudge, Fort Lewis College
Science Mentor: Melinda Erickson
Location: Mounds View, Minnesota
Project: Arsenic in Minnesota groundwater: occurrence and relation to hydrogeologic and geochemical factors

Samuel Nilsson, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: Geneva Chong
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Project: Plant phenology, climate change and wildlife habitat quality

Madeline O'Brien, Wesleyan University
Science Mentor: Laura Clor and Greg Vaughan
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Photogrammetry of active thermal areas in Long Valley Caldera

Adam Ofstun, University of Pittsburgh
Science Mentor: Perry Jones
Location: Mounds View, Minnesota
Project: Assessing environmental conditions in areas of known mineralization in the Lake Superior basin

Nick Ogasa, University of California, Santa Cruz
Science Mentor: J. Ole Kaven
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Stress states of the Coso Geothermal Field throughout its production cycle

Emily Paine, Rice University
Science Mentor: Nancy Simon and E. Terrence Slonecker
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Characterizing individual cyanobacteria species using hyperspectral data

Jeremy Patterson, Colorado State University
Science Mentor: Claire Tiedeman
Location: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Project: Groundwater flow and contaminant transport in fractured-rock aquifers

Sean Payne, Humboldt State University
Science Mentor: Jennifer Morace
Location: Portand, Oregon
Project: Columbia Plateau principal aquifer study

Lincoln Pettinger, Montana State University
Science Mentor: Erik Beever
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Project: Investigating factors which determine the niche of a species that lives in rocky talus slopes: merging ecology, biogeography, climate and geology to inform conservation of the American pika

Hanna Podzorski, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Science Mentor: Edward Stets
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Project: Fluvial biogeochemistry at multiple scales: the role of streambed processes in controlling nutrient and carbon cycling in stream ecosystems

Mattie Reid, Bucknell University
Science Mentor: Scott Bennett
Location: Seattle, Washington
Project: Paleoseismologic and geologic investigations of active faults in the Pacific Northwest

Charlene Rogers, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Science Mentor: John Mullaney
Location: East Hartford, Connecticut
Project: Support of the Connecticut groundwater-level network

Kelly Sanks, Illinois State University
Science Mentor: Meagan Eagle Gonneea
Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Project: Fate of salt marsh carbon in eroding and drowning marshes

Jonathan Schafer, Bowling Green State University
Science Mentor: Ian Jezorek and Patrick Connolly
Location: Cook, Washington
Project: Wind River watershed cooperative fish population and restoration assessment

Daniel Scheeler, Minnesota State University
Science Mentor: Cliff Hupp
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Vegetation and fluvial geomorphic relations

Jonathan Schwing, University of Oklahoma
Science Mentor: Ryan Crow and Kyle House
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Project: Geologic mapping and geomorphic analysis of early Colorado River deposits

Brian Snow, Western Washington University
Science Mentor: Nicholas Johnson
Location: Millersburg, Michigan
Project: Block the migration of an invasive fish using low voltage pulsed direct current

Alicia Solomon, University of Kentucky
Science Mentor: Robin Stewart
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Investigations into the bioavailability and bioaccumulation of selenium and mercury in the San Francisco Bay estuary

Alivia Stoller, Illinois State University
Science Mentor: Carol Prentice
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Paleoseismology of the northern San Andreas Fault

John Swiecichowski, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Science Mentor: Denise Akob
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Microbial degradation of organic compounds in hydraulic fracturing produced waters

Mark Szymanski, California State University, Chico
Science Mentor: Jacob Lowenstern
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geologic databases and fieldwork for the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

Douglas Tebo, University of Texas, Arlington
Science Mentor: Roger Denlinger and Wes Thelen
Location: Southwest Washington
Project: Field assistant for iMUSH seismic stations

Meghan Thompson, Boston University
Science Mentor: Greg Boughton
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Project: Wyoming groundwater quality monitoring network

Ryan Till, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Science Mentor: Michael Poland
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range volcanoes and Yellowstone

Emily Tinkler, Whitman College
Science Mentor: Donald Sweetkind
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Digital geologic map compilation in northern Sacramento Valley, the Sierran Foothills, and the California Coast ranges

Meghan Toft, University of Massachusetts
Science Mentor: Gregory Walsh
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Project: Northeast bedrock mapping

Wesley Weisberg, Missouri State University
Science Mentor: Albert Hofstra
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Melt and fluid inclusion analysis in resource investigations

Elizabeth Whiddon, University of Michigan
Science Mentor: Rob Striegl
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Project: Aquatic biogeochemical cycling: inland waters carbon fluxes

 

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