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2010 NAGT-USGS Interns

The USGS Education News Release: USGS/NAGT Interns (Acrobat (PDF) 400kB May17 10)

Christine Barszewski, Grand Valley State University
BS Geology
Project: Rock Creek Fish Population and Life History Assessment
Location: Cook, WA
Adviser: Brady Allen

Kaleb Boucher, University of Maine
Senior, Earth Sciences
Project: Seismic Monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes
Location: Vancouver, WA
Adviser: Seth Moran

Amy Brown (Malone), Sul Ross State University
MS Geology, BS Chemistry
Project: Spectroscopic Investigations of Arsenic Speciation and Bioavailability
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Adviser: Andrea Foster

Timothy Brown, University of Houston
BS Geophysics
Project: Quantifying the Fluxes of Heat and CO2 at the Yellowstone Caldera
Location: Menlo Park, CA and Yellowstone
Adviser: Shaul Hurwitz

Matthew Cochrane, California State University
BS Geology
Project: Geophysical Investigations related to Earthquake Hazards and Geothermal, Mineral, and Water Resources in the Western U.S.
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Advisers: Jonathan Glen and David Ponce

Joseph Cukjati, University of Wisconsin
BS Geoscience
Project: Geochemical Processes Relating to Resource Extraction and Aquatic Health
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Adviser: Joseph Breen

Mary Davis, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghampton
BS Geological Sciences
Project: Measurement and Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Exchanges, Energy, & Evapotranspiration over Subalpine Forest and Urban Ecosystems
Location: Lakewood, CO
Advisers: Dean Anderson and Edwin Weeks

Christine Doman, University of Michigan
BS Environmental Geosciences
Project: Amphibian Monitoring and Research in Glacier National Park
Location: Glacier National Park, MT
Adviser: Stephen Corn

Monica Erdman, University of California at Santa Barbara
BS Geological Sciences
Project: Mineral Commodity Industry Reports on a State-by-State Basis
Location: Reston, VA
Adviser: William Menzie

Amy Erschberger, University of Texas at Arlington
BS Geology
Project: Effects of Urban Development and Habitat Fragmentation on the Ecology and Conservation of Mammalian Carnivores
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Adviser: Erin Boydston

Lucian Farmer
BS Geology
Project: The Distribution of Metals in Mineralized Landscapes
Location: Reno, NV
Adviser: Lisa Stillings

Alex Ferguson, Idaho State University
BS Geosciences
Project: Field and Office Studies of Intraplate Seismicity in the Central and Eastern U.S.
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Adviser: Walter Mooney

Max Gardner, Wesleyan University
Senior, Earth and Environmental Science
Project: Fault Zone Studies in California and China
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Adviser: Shane Detweiler

Katrina Garman, Colgate University
Senior, Geology
Project: Experimental Studies of Hazardous Hydrological Processes on Volcanoes
Location: Vancouver, WA
Adviser: Joseph Walder

Ian Hamilton, University of Texas at Arlington
BS Biology; Senior, Geology
Project: Geochemical Processes Relating to Resource Extraction and Aquatic Health
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Adviser: Kevin Breen

Sara Henry, California State University
BS Geology
Project: Cape Cod Toxic Substances Hydrology Field Research Project
Location: Northborough, MA
Adviser: Dennis LeBlanc

Ian Hoyer, Whitman College
BA Geology
Project: Influence of Catchment Geology and Varying Degree of Glacial Cover on the Form, Flux and Concentration of Riverine Nutrients in Cooper River Watershed, AK
Location: Anchorage, AK
Advisers: Andrew Schroth and John Crusius

Patrick Kelly, Colorado State University
BS Geology
Project: Vegetation and Hydrogeomorphic Relations, WRD-NRP-ERR
Location: Reston, VA
Adviser: Cliff Hupp

Jamie Margaret Kern, Montana State University
BS Geology
Project: Geodetic Monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes and Yellowstone
Location: Yellowstone, Cascade Range Volcanoes
Adviser: Michael Lisowski

Bradley King, Illinois State University
BS Geology
Project: Geological and Geophysical Investigations of Hazardous Faults – Data for Earthquake Hazard Assessments
Location: Golden, CO
Advisers: Anthony Crone and Robert Williams

Tory Anne Klettke, Western Washington University
BS Geology
Project: Quantifying the Fluxes of Heat and CO2 at the Yellowstone Caldera
Location: Menlo Park, CA and Yellowstone
Adviser: Shaul Hurwitz

Franklin Koch, Washington University
BA Earth Science and Planetary Science and Physics
Project: Applied Hydrogeophysics Research
Location: Storrs, CT
Adviser: John Lane

William Lukens, Temple University
BS Geology
Project: High-Flow Events in Suburban Streams; Understanding the Physical Nature and Ecological Repercussions of Disturbance
Location: Reston, VA
Adviser: Laurel Larsen

Alexander Lusk, University of Washington
Senior, Earth and Space Sciences
Project: Quarternary Investigations and Data Collection for Patterns of Sedimentation in Glacial and Proglacial Environments
Location: Manistee, MI (PI - Kincare), Jamaica, NY (PI - Stone), southeast MA (PI – Stone), Williamstown MA (PI – Stone), Amherst, MA (PI - Stone)
Advisers: Byron Stone and Kevin Kincare

Joseph Mangano, Western Washington University
Senior, Geology
Project: Gravel-bed River Studies, and Quarternary Mapping and Geomorphology Studies Along the Columbia River Corridor
Location: Portland, OR
Adviser: Jim O'Connor

Jonathan Moen, Middlebury College
BS Geology
Project: Investigation of Newly Discovered Processes Related to Unsaturated Zone Flow
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Adviser: John Nimmo

Stanley Mordensky, George Washington University
BA Geology
Project: Mount Rogers Region Geologic Map and Research, VA/NC
Location: Appalachian Blue Ridge, VA & NC
Adviser: Scott Southworth

Joe Mulvaney-Norris, Southern Illinois University
BS Economic Geology
Project: Rare Earth Element Reserves and Resources in North America
Location: Reston, VA
Adviser: John Jorgenson

Cody Munday, Western Kentucky University
BS Geology
Project: Applied Hydrogeophysics Research
Location: Storrs, CT
Adviser: John Lane

Joanna Panosky, University of Rhode Island
BS Geosciences
Project: Field Characterization and Instrumentation of Active Landslides Located in Southwestern Colorado and Along the Central Coast of Oregon
Location: Golden, CO
Adviser: William Schultz

Caldwell Payne, Southern Illinois University
BS Geology
Project: Origin of Amagmatic Gold Deposits in Northwestern Nevada
Location: Denver, CO
Adviser: George Breit

Ryan Quinn, University of Illinois
BS Geology
Project: Multidisciplinary Assessment of Water Resources at Army and Department of Transportation Facilities
Location: Columbia, SC
Adviser: Noel Hurley

Elizabeth Rose, University of California
BS Earth Science
Project: The Salton Seismic-Imaging Project – Preparations for a Major Active-Source Seismic Survey
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Adviser: Gary Fuis

Katherine Rouse, Whitman College
BA Geology
Project: Quantifying Landscape Change Impacts on Habitat Characteristics
Location: Southern Greater Yellowstone Area and SW Wyoming
Adviser: Geneva Chong

Kyle Samperton, University of North Carolina
BS Geosciences
Project: Field Studies of Phosphorus Cycling Related to Sediment Processes in Eutrophic Upper Klamath Lake, OR
Location: Klamath Falls, OR
Adviser: Nancy Simon

Gustav Seixas, Wesleyan University
BS Earth and Environmental Sciences
Project: Geologic Mapping and Structural Analysis of Black Canyon Hot Springs
Location: NW Arizona and SE Nevada
Adviser: L. Sue Beard

Brett Shurtleff, Central Washington University
BS Geology
Project: Field Characterization and Instrumentation of Active Landslides Located in Southwestern Colorado and Along the Central Coast of Oregon
Location: Golden, CO
Adviser: William Schultz

Luke Smith, University of Houston
BS Geology
Project: Surface-Water and Ground-Water Networks
Location: Troy, NY
Adviser: Gerard Butch

Julia Spencer, Whitman College
BS Geology
Project: Comparison of Microbial Activity in Headwater Basins Undergoing Rapid Change from Climate Change and Atmospheric N Deposition
Location: Colorado State University (Alpine and Glacial Reaches of the Rocky Mountains)
Adviser: Jill Baron

Marin Troutman, Western Washington University
BS Geology
Project: Earthquake Swarums and Tectonics of Eastern Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Adviser: Joan Gomberg

Steven Walker, University of Texas at Austin
BS Geology
Project: Fate and Transport of Biodegrading Contaminants in Fractured-Rock Aquifers
Location: West Trenton, NJ
Adviser: Daniel Goode

Matthew Weingarten, University of Wisconsin
BS Geology and Geophysics
Project: Computer Modeling of Contaminant Transport in Fractured Rocks
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Adviser: Paul Hsieh

Brett Worman, University of Wyoming
BS Geology
Project: Field Technician with the Northern California Seismic Network
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Adviser: David Croker

Bissett Young, Indiana University
BS Geological Sciences
Project: Seismic Monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes
Location: Vancouver, WA
Adviser: Seth Moran

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