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2009 NAGT-USGS Interns

The USGS Education News Release: 2009 NAGT/USGS Interns (Acrobat (PDF) 1.4MB Oct12 10)

Andrew Ashlock, University of Arkansas
Adviser: Rex Baum
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Field Characterization and Instrumentation of a Potential Debris Flow Initiation Site, Central Coast Range, Western Oregon

David Azzolini, University of Michigan
Adviser: John Stamm
Location: Rapid City, SD
Project: Chemistry of Uncontaminated Alluvial Sediment in the Cheyenne River, South Dakota

Anna Baker, University of Wisconson at Eau Claire
Adviser: Allen Shapiro
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Natural and Enhanced Biodegradation of Chlorinated Solvents in Ground Water

Catherine Beck, Tufts University
Adviser: Geneva Chong
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Project: Quantifying Landscape Change Impacts on Habitat Characteristics

Chelsea Brunner, Western Kentucky University
Adviser: Shane Detweiler
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Technical Assistance and Training Program Development Following the Wenchuan, China, M=7.9 Earthquake

Amanda Cains, University of Arkansas
Adviser: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, MA
Project: Cape Cod toxic Substances Hyrdeology Field Research Project

Rebecca Collins, West Virginia University
Adviser: Jon Major
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Reservoir Erosion and Channel Deposition Following Removal or Oregon's Marmot Dam

Michael Cronin, The Pennsylvania State University
Adviser: John Nimmo
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Evaluating the Preferential Component of Aquifer Recharge at a Site Dominated by Sand Deposits and a Shallow Water Table

Jane Didaleusky, Smith College
Adviser: John Jorgensen
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Changes in the North American Ferroalloys Industry since the Institution of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Corey Dimond, Central Washington University
Adviser: Joan Gomberg
Location: Seattle, WA
Project: Building Understanding of Great Earthquake Potential Through Construction of a Global Seismic Profile Database

Ben Ferreira, University of Iowa
Adviser: Michael Lisowski
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Geodetic Monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes and Yellowstone

Theresa Fish, Western Washington University
Adviser: Brady Allen
Location: Cook, Washington
Project: Rock Creek Fish Population and Life History Assessment

Jordan Garrett, University of Texas at Arlington
Adviser: Dave Freiwald
Location: Little Rock, AR
Project: Hydrologic Studies and Data Collection in Arkansas

Paul Guse, Illinois State University
Adviser: Gerard Butch
Location: Troy, New York
Project: Surface-water and Ground-water Networks

Leif Hammes, Western Washington University
Adviser: Scott Southworth
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Geologic Map and Research, Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Ajeet Johnson, Oregon State University
Adviser: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Afghan Geological Survey Training Program Development

Justin Knudson, Montana State University
Adviser: Kevin Breen
Location: New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical Processes and Pesticides in Limestone Aquifers

Rachael Kroodsma, University of Michigan
Adviser: Dean Anderson
Location: Denver, Colorado
Project: Field Measurements and Analysis of the Exchanges of Greenhouse Gases, Water Vapor, and Energy in Urban and Sub-alpine Forest Ecosystems

Zachary Lauffenberger, Colorado State University
Adviser: Katharine Kendall
Location: West Glacier, MT
Project: Noninvasive Grizzly Bear Population Monitoring in Northwestern Montana

Joel Loeffler, Missouri State University
Adviser: Celeste Journey
Location: Columbia, SC
Project: Mercury Topical Study of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program

William Magee, The Ohio State University
Adviser: Jill Baron
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Project: A Cascade of Microbial and Biogeochemical Effects Caused by Melting Glaciers and Rock Glaciers

Danielle Moss, Miami University
Adviser: John Nimmo
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Evaluating the Preferential Component of Aquifer Recharge at a Site Dominated by Sand Deposits and a Shallow Water Table

Peter Neff, University of Washington
Adviser: Steve Schilling
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Cascade Volcano Digital Atlas Project

Patrick Niemeyer, University of Mississippi
Adviser: Jim Coleman
Location: Reston, VA
Project: National Oil and Gas Assessment Project, Devonian Gas Shale

John Niles, San Fransisco State University
Adviser: David Croker
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Seismic Monitoring

Stephen Peterson, Temple University
Adviser: Jean Self-Trail
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Reconstruction of a Miocene Landscape Through the Analysis of Ancient Soils

James Rea, Wesleyan University
Adviser: Carl Thornber
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Petrologic Monitoring of Active Volcanoes

Roxanne Renedo, Smith College
Adviser: Shane Detweiler
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Technical Assistance and Training Program Development Following the Wenchuan, China, M=7.9 Earthquake

Jason Ricketts, San Diego State University
Adviser: Gary Fuis
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: The Salton Seismic-Imaging Project—Preparations for a Major Active-Source Seismic Profile Database

Rebecca Saunders, Augustana College
Adviser: Geneva Chong
Location: Jackson, WY
Project: Quantifying Landscape Change Impacts on Habitat Characteristics

Lauren Shumaker, University of California at Santa Cruz
Adviser: Don Sweetkind
Location: Denver, CO
Project: Hydrogeologic Mapping in the Great Basin and the California Coast Ranges

David Smith, University of Iowa
Adviser: Kevin Breen
Location: New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Project: Geochemical Processes Relating to Aquatic Health

Ryan Thress, University of California at Santa Barbara
Adviser: Scott Southworth
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Geologic Map and Research, Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Emily Voytek, Tufts University
Adviser: John Lane
Location: Storrs, CT
Project: Applied Hydrogeophysics Research

Derrick Wagner, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh
Adviser: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, MA
Project: Cape Cod toxic Substances Hyrdeology Field Research Project

Jakob Wartman, Macalester College
Adviser: Stephen Kirby
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Tsunami Source Working Group: Notable Earthquakes in the Pre-Digital Era—Archiving, Record Scanning, and Digital Analysis






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