Reflections from Dean Hazle

The NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program has been a fantastic summer. Although I was not aware of the program during field camp, it was a great surprise to find that my hard work at University of Alaska, Fairbanks had paid off with a nomination for the program. Working at the Water Science Center in New Cumberland, PA has been full of new experiences. I have learned at least another semesters worth of hydrology and geochemistry in the past two months, while gaining tons of field experience. Working with scientists of all different backgrounds to accomplish our projects has prepared me for how top notch science should be approached. Being able to cite my experience and accomplishments at the USGS while applying to graduate school and full time jobs will certainly be a huge help!