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

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2017 NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Interns

Shane Amen, Idaho State University  
Science Mentor: Ian Jezorek
Location: Cook, Washington 
Project: Wind River watershed cooperative fish population and restoration assessment

James Anderson, Ohio University  
Science Mentor: Kristin Byrd
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Integrating remote-sensing and ecological forecasting with decision support for wetland wildlife management and ecosystems services

Christa Anhold, Humboldt State University  
Science Mentor: Matthew Bachmann
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Project: Water quality assessment of contaminated drinking water aquifers  

Emilie Bowman, University of Texas at Austin  
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Earthquake hazards in the Central and Eastern U.S.  

Jordon Bretthauer, Occidental College
Science Mentor: William Stephenson
Location: Golden, Colorado  
Project: High-resolution geophysical investigations of hazardous faults and seismic ground motions

Eric Brown, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Science Mentor: Matthew Bachmann
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Project: water quality assessment of contaminated drinking water aquifers

Samuel Burch, Sul Ross State University
Science Mentor: Susannah Erwin   
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Project: Investigations in river habitat dynamics

Chelsea Bush, Georgia State University  
Science Mentor: Denis LeBlanc 
Location: Northborough, Massachusetts  
Project: Cape Cod hydrologic research  

Nicole Cholewinski, University of Utah  
Science Mentor: Cal Ruleman and Shannon Mahan
Location: Denver, Colorado   
Project: Utilizing geologic mapping and quaternary geochronology to unravel geomorphic histories

Aren Crandall-Bear, California State University, Sacramento    
Science Mentor: Andrew Barbour   
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Identifying natural and induced earthquake swarms at the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in California

Nolan Dellerman, University of Nevada, Reno  
Science Mentor: Michael Poland 
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes and Yellowstone  

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

Trevor Dusza, University of Wyoming    
Science Mentor: Perry Jones    
Location: Mounds View, Minnesota    
Project: Superior National Forest water quality data analysis and wetland water balance assessment

Alec Dziwanowski, Appalachian State University     
Science Mentor: Jamie Shanley
Location: Montpelier, Vermont       
Project: Hydrologic technician/geologic technician   

Devin Eliason, Western Washington University    
Science Mentor: Matthew Bachmann   
Location: Tacoma, Washington  
Project: Water quality assessment of contaminated drinking water aquifers

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

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

Cameron Folmar, University of North Carolina    
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney    
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Earthquake hazards in the Central and Eastern U.S.  

Patrick Gannon, State University of New York, Buffalo     
Science Mentor: Carol Prentice     
Location: Menlo Park, California   
Project: Paleoseismology of the Northern San Andreas Fault system

Kacey Garber, Illinois State University    
Science Mentor: Dianna Hogan and Kristina Hopkins    
Location: Reston, Virginia     
Project: Mapping and monitoring land use impacts on stream and floodplain geomorphology and water quality   

Benjamin Grober, Western Illinois University
Science Mentor: Jonathan Glen    
Location: Menlo Park, California    
Project: Geophysical investigations related to geothermal, mineral, and water resources and natural hazards

Lisa Haas, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Science Mentor: Michelle Hornberger  
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geospatial assessment of metal contamination trends in a mine-impacted river  

Samuel Helmuth, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire     
Science Mentor: Mary Hodges   
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho      
Project: Complete 1:24,000 scale geologic map of the Butte City 7.5” quadrangle

Megan Hendrick, University of Michigan     
Science Mentor: James O’Connor and Ralph Haugerud  
Location: Portland, Oregon     
Project: Mapping the Missoula Floods  

Margaret Holahan, Indiana University
Science Mentor: James Vallance
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Volcanic hazards: deciphering the history of volcanism by dating and correlating proximal lavas, pyroclastic aprons, and far-traveled ash deposits

Iris Holzer, Scripps College   
Science Mentor: Ron Harvey
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Project: Fate and transport of micro-pollutants during surface water-groundwater exchange 

Ann Hunt, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Science Mentor: John Lane   
Location: Storrs, Connecticut  
Project: Applied hydrogeophysics research 

Aaron Kosobuki, Western Michigan University  
Science Mentor: Jeffery Chaplin
Location: Clinton County, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical processes relating to resource extraction

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

Oleg Kozel, Colgate University
Science Mentor: Brent Topping    
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Sources of nutrients and metals in the headwaters of the Klamath River Basin

Matthew Kramer, University of Nebraska, Lincoln  
Science Mentor: Harry Dowsett
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Microfossil indicators of monsoon salinity, Bay of Bengal

Kenneth Lambert, University of Houston
Science Mentor: Jeffrey Chaplin
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical processes and pesticides in vulnerable aquifers

Virginia Littell, University of Washington
Science Mentor: Lesleigh Anderson
Location: Lakewood, Colorado  
Project: Alaskan peatland isotopes as recorders of North Pacific hydroclimate

John Malone, Augustana College
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

Evan McCann, Montana State University
Science Mentor: Erin Whorton
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Project: Quantifying glacier volume change from structure from motion, multi-stereo view technology

Robert Moak, Clemson University
Science Mentor: John Nimmo
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Measurement and quantitative interpretation of unsaturated zone flow processes

Bailey Nash, Iowa State University
Science Mentor: Miriam Jones
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Carbon balance of boreal peatlands following permafrost thaw

Sarah Ostertag, Wheaton College
Science Mentor: Jared Trost
Location: Mounds View, Minnesota
Project: Effects of natural attenuation of crude oil on water quality

William Otto, Oregon State University
Science Mentor: Stephen DeLong
Location: Mounds View, Minnesota
Project: Landslide hazard in post-glacial landscapes 

Zachary Palmer, University of Rhode Island
Science Mentor: Jonathan Glen
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geophysical investigations related to geothermal, mineral, and water resources and natural hazards

Sierra Patterson, California State University, Fullerton
Science Mentor: Shane Detweiler
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geological and geophysical studies of the San Andreas Fault system

Adam Price, University of Idaho
Science Mentor: William Farmer
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Representing the hydrologic cycle at a national scale: Tools for model evaluation and improvement

Molly Range, University of Michigan
Science Mentor: Marci Robinson
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Microfossil indicators of Paleocene and Eocene paleoenvironments

Schuyler Robinson, Brigham Young University
Science Mentor: Melinda Erickson   
Location: Mounds View, Minnesota
Project: Investigations in river habitat dynamics

Nicholas Rodgers, Ohio State University
Science Mentor: Katherine Skalak
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Hydrologic technician/geologic technician

Trent Sherman, California State University, Fresno
Science Mentor: Jacob Lowenstern
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Fluvial geomorphology of the Upper Mississippi and Minnesota River basins

Ane Slabic, University of Houston
Science Mentor: Katherine Scheiderich
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Protecting critical groundwater-dependent resources at Pinnacles National Park

Betsy Smith, Sonoma State University
Science Mentor: Shad O’Neel
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Project: Squishing the air out of the snow: Developing an understanding of firn compaction in mountain glacier mass balance

Hunter Songy, Louisiana State University
Science Mentor: Al Hostra
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Melt and fluid inclusion analysis in resource investigations

Katherine Swager, Union College
Science Mentor: Gerard Butch
Location: Troy, New York
Project: Surface water and ground water networks   

Colin Sweeney, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Science Mentor: John Lane
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Project: Applied hydrogeophysics research

Jazmine Titular, University of Texas, San Antonio
Science Mentor: Shane Detweiler
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geological and geophysical studies of the San Andreas Fault system

Luan Tran, University of Michigan
Science Mentor: John Mullaney
Location: East Hartford, Connecticut
Project: Continuous water quality monitoring in Connecticut Rivers

Elijah Turner, University of Kansas
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Earthquake hazards in the Central and Eastern U.S.    

Jessica Welch, Illinois State University
Science Mentor: Andrew Cyr
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geomorphic mapping and landscape change, Southern California and Rocky Mountains

Katherine Wheeler, University of Houston
Science Mentor: Jill Bourque
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Project: Characterizing the ecology of seep-associated invertebrate communities on the Atlantic margin

 

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