2012 NAGT-USGS Interns

The USGS Education News Release: NAGT/USGS Interns 2012 (Acrobat (PDF) 59kB Apr8 14)

Andrew Abbott, Georgia State University
MS Geology
Mentor: Curtis Schreffler
Location: Harrisburg and Altoona, PA
Project: Geochemical Processes Relating to Resource Extraction and Aquatic Health

Jodie Banks, University of Alaska
BS Geological Sciences
Mentor: Geneva Chong
Location: Yellowstone, WY
Project: Vegetation Ecology Field Team Member

Jaclyn Baughman, Colgate University
Senior, Geology
Mentor: Gary Curtis
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Characterizing Uranium Transport in a Heterogeneous Aquifer at a Former Mill Site

Tyson Berndt, Montana State University
BS Earth Sciences
Mentor: Thomas Pierson and David Ramsey
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Geologic Mapping of Quarternary Volcaniclastic Deposits Downstream of Mount Hood, Oregon

Austin Blaser, Brigham Young University-Idaho
BS Geology
Mentor: Gavin Hayes
Location: Golden, CO
Project: Extending Global Models of Three-dimensional Subduction Zone Geometry

Hannah Blatchford, University of Nebraska
BS Geology
Mentor: David Pilliod
Location: South Fork Salmon River, ID
Project: Metal Contaminants in Stream and Riparian Food Webs at the Stibnite Mine Site

Jane Block, Purdue University
BS Earth and Atmospheric Science
Mentor: Daniel Cordier
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Global RAre Earth Element Reserves, Resources, Mine Production, Processing, and Material Flow

Christina Boak, Georgia State University
BS Geology
Mentor: Robert Burruss/ Elisabeth Rowan
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Geochemistry of Fluids in Devonian Age Strata of the Appalachian Basin

James Bridgeman, Furman University
BS Earth & Environmental Science
Mentor: Jonathan Glen
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Geophysical Investigations Related to Geothermal, Mineral, and Water Resources, and to Natural Hazards

John Brockman, Miami University of Ohio
BS Geology
Mentor: Shane Detweiler
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Geological and Geophysical Studies of the San Andreas Fault System

Ian Cappelle, University of Texas, El Paso
BS Geology
Mentor: James Lienkemper
Location: Northern California
Project: The Geologic Study of Active Faults

Justin Cowart, Southern Illinois University
BS Geophysics
Mentor: Michael Cosca
Location: Denver, CO
Project: Argon Geochronology of Alteration Associated with Ore Mineralization

David Cross, University of Kentucky
Senior, Geology
Mentor: James Kuwabara
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Benthic Nutrient Flux of Biologically Reactive Solutes with a Salt Pond Under Restoration

Melissa Davidson, University of Houston
BS Geology
Mentor: Michael Lisowski
Location: Yellowstone, Long Valley, Cascade Range Volcanoes
Project: Geodetic Monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes at Yellowstone

Joshua Davis, University of Florida
BS Geology
Mentor: Janet Slate
Location: Lakewood, CO
Project: Geologic Investigations of USGS-BP-3 Corehole, Great Sand Dunes National Park

Timothy Fegel, Eastern Michigan University
BS Geology
Mentor: Jill Baron
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Project: High Alpine Water Quality under Changing Climate

Kiernan Folz Donahue, St. Norbert College
BS Geology
Mentor: Jason Alexander
Location: Lincoln, NE
Project: Sandbar Dynamics and Surface Water Quality Assessment in the Lower Platte River Basin

Bobbijean Freeman, Louisiana State University
BS Geology
Mentor: Michael Marshall
Location: Central Valley, CA
Project: Water Productivity Mapping for Irrigated Crops in California using Farm-level Assessments and Remote Sensing

Benjamin Giamalva, Fort Lewis College
BS Environmental Geology
Mentor: Brady Allen
Location: Cook, WA
Project: Assessment of Klickitat River Adult Anadromous Fish Habitat Use via Radio Telemetry

Daniel Grant, Illinois State University
BS Geology
Mentor: Gerard Butch
Location: Troy, NY
Project: Surface-water and Ground-water Networks

Peter Haproff, University of California, Santa Barbara
BS Geological Sciences
Mentor: Carol Prentice
Location: Northern California
Project: Earthquake Geology and the San Andreas Fault System

Dean Hazle, Hope College
BS Geology
Mentor: Curtis Schreffler
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Project: Geochemical Processes and Pesticides in Vulnerable Aquifers

Bryan Homes, University of Washington
BS Earth and Space Sciences
Mentor: Seth Moran
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Seismic Monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes

Alexis Iverson, University of Minnesota
Senior, Geology
Mentor: Jennifer Morace
Location: Portland, OR
Project: Assessing Foodweb Resources for Juvenile Salmonids Utilizing the Lower Columbia River

Stephanie James, Colorado State University
BS Geology
Mentor: Collin Eagles-Smith
Location: Corvallis, OR
Project: Mercury Bioaccumulation in Aquatic Ecosystems in the Western U.S.

Kevin Jones, Auburn University
Senior, Geology
Mentor: William D. Menzie
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Physical Science Technician

Eric Knoedler, University of Washington
BS Geology
Mentor: Thomas Imbrigiotta
Location: West Trenton, NJ
Project: Fate and Transport of Biodgrading Contaminants in Fractured Rock Aquifers

Andrew Kunz, Eastern Illinois University
BS Geology
Mentor: Katherine Skalak
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Hydrologic Technician/Geologic Technician

Amanda Lanning, Georgia State University
Senior, Geology
Mentor: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, MA
Project: Cape Cod Toxic Substances Hydrology Field Research

Brady Lubenow, Minnesota State College
BS Earth Science
Mentor: Deborah Martin & Sheila Murphy
Location: Boulder, CO
Project: Effects of Wildfire on Stream Discharge and Water Quality

Jason Lubmiewski, University of Buffalo, SUNY
BS Geology
Mentor: Lynn Highland
Location: Golden Colorado
Project: Landslide Inventory Mapping in Support of a New National Landslide Database

Alexandra Macho, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA Geology
Mentor: Cliff Hupp
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Hydrological Technician

Graham Meese, University of California, Santa Cruz
BS Environmental Geology
Mentor: Thomas Fondell
Location: Anchorage, AK
Project: Hydrologic Influence on Tundra, Pond and Lake Ecosystems Important to Avian Herbivores, Invertivores, and Piscovores

Melanie Newton, Western Kentucky University
BS Geology
Mentor: Albert Hofstra
Location: Denver, CO
Project: Melt and Fluid Inclusion Analysis in Resource Investigations

Jason Palu, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
BS Geology
Mentor: Katherine Kendall
Location: West Glacier, MT
Project: Noninvasive Grizzly Bear Population Monitoring

Christopher Pederson, Colorado School of Mines
BS Geological Engineering
Mentor: John Lane
Location: Storrs, CT
Project: Applied Hydrogeophysics Research

Brad Pitcher, Central Washington University
BS Geology and Mathematics
Mentor: Jacob Lowenstern
Location: Menlo Park, CA and Yellowstone
Project: Quantifying Past and Present Output of Magmatic Volatiles at the Yellowstone Volcanic System

Kate Potter, Whitman College
BS Geology and Religion
Mentor: Joseph Walder
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Experimental Studies of Hazardous Hydrological Processes on Volcanoes

Buddy Price, Western Kentucky University
BS Geology
Mentor: Jamie Shanley
Location: Montpelier, VT
Project: Hydrologist/Hydrologic Field Technician

Joshua Quisenberry, Washington State University
BS Geology
Mentor: David Oppenheimer & David Croker
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Field Technician for Northern California Seismic Network

Amy Radakovitch, St. Norbert College
MS Geology
Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Earthquake Hazards in the Central and Eastern U.S.

Gregory Salwen, Binghamton University
BS Geological Sciences
Mentor: Isa Woo & John Takekawa
Location: Olympia, WA
Project: Nisqually Delta Restoration Monitoring and Evaluation Program

Sara Anne Schanz, Western Washington University
BS Geology
Mentor: Jim O'Connor
Location: Portland, OR
Project: Fluvial Geomorphology and Quarternary Geology

Heather Scott, Virginia Tech University
BS Geosciences
Mentor: John Nimmo
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Modeling Preferential Flow Processes in Unsaturated Zone

Evan Soderberg, University of Wyoming
BS Geology
Mentor: Carl Thornber
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Cascades Volcano Observatory Volcanology/Petrology Intern

Sarah Survis, University of Wisconsin
BS Geology
Mentor: Margaret Berry
Location: Lakewood, CO
Project: Surficial Geologic Mapping in the Greater Platte River Basins, Central Great Plains

John Swartz, University of Pittsburgh
BS Geology
Mentor: Rob Striegl
Location: Boulder, CO
Project: Biogeochemical Interactions at Environmental Interfaces: Yukon River Basin Project

Michelle Taylor, University of Texas Arlington
BS Geology
Mentor: Michael Sweat
Location: Cheyenne, WY
Project: Hydrostratigraphy, Groundwater Occurence, and Groundwater and Surface-water Quality in Oil and Gas Provinces Subject to Hydraulic Fracturing

Caitlin Weaver, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
BS Geology
Mentor: Dean Anderson
Location: Lakewood, CO
Project: Quantifying Greenhouse Gases and Energy Exchanges, and Evapotranspiration over Forest, Grassland, and Urban Ecosystems

Sydney Wilson, Western Washington University
BS Environmental Geology
Mentor: Michelle Walvoord
Location: Lakewood, CO
Project: Biogeochemical Interactions at Environmental Interfaces: Carbon Storage and Fluxes in Freshwater Aquatic Ecosystems