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

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2018 NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Interns

Emma Armstrong, Oregon State University  
Science Mentor: Michael Toomey
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Hurricane frequency near Chesapeake Bay during the past two thousand years

Tristan BeDell, Appalachian State University  
Science Mentor: Shane Detweiler
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Geological and geophysical studies of the San Andreas Fault system, California

Jessica Bersson, Whitman College
Science Mentor: James Vallance
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Volcanic hazards at Glacier Peak and Mount Shasta: understanding the latest Pliestocene to post-glacial history through field and laboratory studies

Lila Bishop, University of Texas at Austin  
Science Mentor: Erin Whorton
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Project: Frozen in time: using historical photographs to understand the future of water in the western U.S.

Riley Blais, Clemson University
Science Mentor: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, Massachusetts
Project: Cape Cod hydrologic research

Allyson Boggess, James Madison University
Science Mentor: Meagan Gonnneea
Location: Woods Hole, Massachussets
Project: Impact of mosquito ditching management actions on salt marsh elevation and carbon burial

Mary Kate Branigan, University of Nevada, Reno
Science Mentor: Lesleigh Anderson 
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Project: Reconstructing paleoclimate from Alaskan lake oxygen isotope; long-term perspectives on North Pacific ocean-atmosphere dynamics

Kiara Broudy, University of California, Santa Cruz
Science Mentor: Belle Philibosian  
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Northern California active fault mapping and paleoseismic studies

Camille Buckley, Saint Louis University
Science Mentor: Jeffrey Ziegeweid
Location: Mounds View, Minnesota   
Project: Fluvial geomorphology of the Chippewa and Upper Mississippi river basins

Trevor Burns, East Carolina University  
Science Mentor: Jeffrey Chaplin
Location: Fariview, Pennsylvania
Project: Characterization of surface-water quality and quantity

Samuel Callis, University of Utah 
Science Mentor: Benjamin Pauk
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes and Yellowstone  

David Campbell, Eastern Kentucky University
Science Mentor: Alicia Gearwar
Location: Troy, New York  
Project: Surface-water and ground-water networks

Marley Chertok, Temple University   
Science Mentor: Nancy Simon   
Location: Reston, Virginia    
Project: Differentiating cyanobacteria genera using hyperspectral data and relating these data to water quality parameters

Brad Clagget, University of Tulsa     
Science Mentor: Joel Groten
Location: Mounds View, Minnesota      
Project: Field and digital geologic mapping to resolve stratigraphic discrepancies in the Appalachians

Cheyenne Cox, University of Missouri - Kansas City   
Science Mentor: Daniel Doctor
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Field and digital geologic mapping to resolve stratigraphic discrepancies in the Appalachians

Robert Domeyko, George Mason University
Science Mentor: Marci Robinson
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Marine microfossil indicators of past warm periods

Morgan Garner, Georgia State University 
Science Mentor: Miriam Jones
Location: Reston, Virginia  
Project: Placing wetland accretion and vegetation in change associated with land-use change and sea-level rise into the Holocene context

Kerri Gefeki, Northern Illinois University
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney    
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Earthquake hazards in the Central and Eastern U.S.  

Scott Gifford, Brigham Young University - Idaho    
Science Mentor: Nicholas Johnson
Location: Millersburg, Michigan  
Project: Optimize pheromone application rates to yield consistent catches of sea lamprey in barrier-integrated traps

Lauren Giggy, Fort Lewis College    
Science Mentor: Jeffrey Chaplin 
Location: Fairview, Pennsylvania
Project: Characterization of hydrogeologic resources in Pennsylvania with emphasis on methane and pesticides in groundwater

Nicholas Gilbert, University of Missouri - Columbia
Science Mentor: Benjamin Pauk  
Location: Vancouver, Washington   
Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range volcanoes and Yellowstone

Francesca Governali, Dartmouth College
Science Mentor: Andrea Foster
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Phytostabilization in action: Optimizing plantmicrobial communities for enhanced reclamation of acidic tailings

Madeline Hille, University of Washington
Science Mentor: Richard Briggs
Location: Golden, Colorado 
Project: Active faults in the western U.S.

Amanda Hulz, Western Washington University  
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, California   
Project: Earthquake hazards in the Central and Eastern U.S.

Sarah Jonathan, Macalester College
Science Mentor: William Farmer
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Repressing the hydrologic cycle at a national scale: Tools for model evaluation and improvement

Sally Keating, University of California, Davis
Science Mentor: Stephen DeLong
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Landslide hazards in post-glacial landscapes  

Douglas Keto, Western Michigan University
Science Mentor: Alicia Gearwar
Location: Troy, New York 
Project: Surface-water and ground-water networks

Evan Magette, Colgate University
Science Mentor: Michael Toomey
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Mapping drowned Hawaiian reef terraces to reconstruct past sea level change

Anna Maher, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Science Mentor: Jared Trost
Location: Mounds View, Minnesota
Project: Evaluating the susceptibility and sustainability of water supplies from confined glacial aquifers

Connor Martin, University of Pittsburgh
Science Mentor: Walter Mooney   
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Earthquake hazards in the Central and Eastern U.S.

Jordon Mason, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Science Mentor: John Lane
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Project: Applied hydrogeophysics research

Kimberly Moore, Sam Houston State University
Science Mentor: John Lane
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Project: Applied hydrogeophysics research

Joshua Parris, Georgia State University
Science Mentor: Brent Topping
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Arsenic sources in the Klamath Basin

Eleanor Rappollee, Michigan State University
Science Mentor: Katherine Skalak and Adam Benthem
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Sediment dynamics and transport in rivers

Michael Reed, State University of New York at Geneseo
Science Mentor: Katherine Scharer
Location: Pasadena, California
Project: Earthquake hazards of reverse faults in southern California

Emma Reib, Dartmouth College
Science Mentor: Gregory Noe
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: The effect of floodplain geomorphology on nutrient biogeochemistry and water quality

Steven Richardson, Ohio University
Science Mentor: Emily Pindilli
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Integration of economics into the Mississippi Alluvial Plain Aquifer groundwater model

Hannah Rigoni, New Mexico Tech
Science Mentor: Ronald Harvey
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Project: Fate and transport of micropollutants during surface water-groundwater exchange

Claire Ruggles, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Science Mentor: Daniel Dzurisin
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range volcanoes and Yellowstone

Kristen Steele, James Madison University
Science Mentor: Jessica Rodysill
Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Holocene drought history inferred from lake lowstands in the Southeastern U.S.

Elizabeth Teeter, Bowdoin College
Science Mentor: Ian Jezorek
Location: Cook, Washington
Project: Columbia Gorge tributary salmonid monitoring and evaluation

Alexandra Wallenberg, Illinois State University
Science Mentor: Al Hofstra
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Project: Melt and fluid inclusion analysis in resource investigations

Kelsey Walsh, Humboldt State University
Science Mentor: Kenzie Turner
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Project: Geologic mapping in San Luis Valley of the Rio Grande rift

Geoffrey Webb, University of Missouri - Columbia
Science Mentor: Andrew Waite 
Location: Ithica, New York
Project: Surface-water and ground-water networks

Shannon Weld, Colorado State University
Science Mentor: Celeste Journey
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Project: National Water Quality Program groundwater and surface water trends

Zoe Wellschlager, University of Oregon
Science Mentor: Vincent D'Angelo
Location: West Glacier, Montana
Project: Experimental suppression of invasive lake trout; and Translocation of imperiled fishes

Kelsey Wetzel, Utah State University
Science Mentor: Scott Bennett
Location: Menlo Park, California
Project: Neotectonic investigations of the Yakima Folds and Cascade Range

 

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