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2013 NAGT-USGS Interns

The USGS Education News Release: NAGT/USGS Interns 2013 (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 46kB May19 14)

Mazie Ashe, Whitman College
BS Geology
Mentor: Melinda Chapman
Location: Raleigh, NC
Project: Borehole and surface geophysical methods used in groundwater systems

Evan Baker, University of North Carolina
BS Geology
Mentor: William Scott
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Geologic mapping and stratigraphic studies at Cascade Volcanoes

Adam Baldwin, Edinboro Univ. of Pennsylvania
BS Geology
Mentor: Gerard Butch
Location: Troy, NY
Project: Acquiring essential surface-and-ground-water network data for analyzing water resources

Kyle Broach, Vanderbilt University
BS Earth/Environmental Sciences
Mentor: Nancy Simon
Location: Klamath Falls, OR
Project: Removal of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae from the water column, and application of pumice on phosphate concentrations, Upper Klamath Lake

Brendan Buskirk, University of Oregon
BS Geological Sciences
Mentor: Judson Harvey
Location: Reston, VA
Project: High-flow events in suburban streams

Spencer Buteyn, California State University
BS Geology
Mentor: W. David Menzie
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Mineral commodity production calculations

Michael Cassar, Western Washington University
BS Geology
Mentor: David Croker and David Oppenheimer
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Installation, maintenance, and collection of seismic stations for improved monitoring and reporting

Katie Chapman, Whitman College
BS Geology
Mentor: Shane Detewiler
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Geological and geophysical studies of the San Andreas Fault system

Lorelei Curtin, Pomona College
BS Geology
Mentor: Matthew Bachmann
Location: Tacoma, WA
Project: The temperate cryosphere in a changing climate

Michael Davis, Wheaton College
BS Geology
Mentor: Gerard Butch
Location: Troy, NY
Project: Acquiring essential surface-and-ground-water network data for analyzing water resources

Jaime Delano, University of California, Davis
BS Geology
Mentor: Benjamin Brooks
Location: Northern CA
Project: Mobile LiDAR and fault slip measurement

Amelia Deuell, University of Wyoming
BS Geology/Environment and Natural Hazards
Mentor: William Schulz and Jeffrey Coe
Location: Golden, CO
Project: Characterization and instrumentation of active landslides and debris flows

Beau Gentry, University of California, Santa Barbara
BS Earth Science
Mentor: Gregory Walsh and James Shanley
Location: Montpelier, VT
Project: Northern Appalachian bedrock mapping and Sleepers River water energy and biogeochemical budgets

Frances Griswold, Wheaton College
BS Geology
Mentor: Joseph Walder
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Experimental studies of hazardous hydrological processes on volcanoes

Deniel Gurganus, University of North Carolina
BS Geological Sciences
Mentor: Geneva Chong
Location: Jackson, WY
Project: Climate science and vegetation ecology

Theresa Halligan, University of Nebraska, Omaha
BS Geology
Mentor: Jerry Svarc
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Global positioning system data collection for crustal deformation research

Melissa Hornick, University of Arkansas
BS Geology
Mentor: Michael Cosca
Location: Denver, CO
Project: Argon geochronology analysis

Elizabeth Huss, State University of New York, Geneseo
BS Geological Sciences and English
Mentor: Cal Ruleman and Shannon Mahan
Location: Denver, CO
Project: Utilizing Quaternary geochronology to unravel geomprophic histories

Christopher Johnson, George Mason University
BS Earth Science
Mentor: Walter Mooney
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Earthquake hazards study in the central and eastern U.S.

Mindy Juergensen, Illinois State University
BS Geology
Mentor: Michael Lisowski
Location: Vancouver, WA
Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range Volcanoes and Yellowstone

John Kyle Kissock, Bucknell University
BS Environmental Geology
Mentor: James Kuwabara
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Benthic nutrient flux of biologically reactive solutes, headwaters of Klamath River Basin

Jeffrey Ladderud, Washington State University
BS Geology
Mentor: Allen Shapiro
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Transport of contaminants in groundwater

Charles Lapeyre, Sewanee: The University of the South
BS Geology
Mentor: Michael Sweat
Location: Cheyenne, WY
Project: Implementing Wyoming groundwater-quality monitoring network

Mark Larson, Missouri State University
BS Geology and Anthropology
Mentor: Joan Gomberg
Location: Seattle, WA
Project: Earthquake dynamic triggering and short-term forecasting

Carson Macpherson-Krutsky, Western Washington University
BS Geology
Mentor: Victoria Langenheim
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Geophysical investigations of geothermal, mineral, and water resources and natural hazards in the western U.S.

Elsie Macsata, Fort Lewis College
BS Geology
Mentor: Denis LeBlanc
Location: Northborough, MA
Project: Cape Cod toxic substances hydrology research

Gabriel Matson, University of California, Santa cruz
BS Earth Science and Mathematics
Mentor: Victoria Langenheim
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Project: Geophysical investigations of geothermal, mineral, and water resources and natural hazards in the western U.S.

Adam McCullough, Macalaster College
BS Geology
Mentor: Michael Sweat
Location: Cheyenne, WY
Project: Hydrostratigraphy, groundwater and surface-water quality in the Lance Formation

Anthony McGlown, University of Alabama
BS Geology
Mentor: James Cole
Location: Jackson County, CO
Project: Colorado headwaters basin project

Samuel Tyson McKinney, University Texas, Austin
BS Geology and Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Albert Hofstra
Location: Denver, CO
Project: Melt and fluid inclusion resources study

Nari Miller, Williams College
BA Geosciences and Chemistry
Mentor: Paul Schuster
Location: Boulder, CO
Project: Mercury storage in permafrost and potential release to the environment by thaw

Tiffany Napier, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BS Geology and Anthropology
Mentor: James O'Connor
Location: Portland, OR
Project: Geomorphology and Quaternary geology projects

Jonathan Ooms, University of California, Santa Cruz
BS Earth Sciences
Mentor: Alena Leeds
Location: Golden, CO
Project: Advanced national seismic system emplacement, operation and maintenance

Aaron Perkins, University of Pittsburgh
BS Geology
Mentor: Carol Prentice
Location: Northern California
Project: Earthquake geology and the San Andreas Fault System study

Brenna Quigley, University of California, Santa Barbara
BS Aquatic Biology and Geology
Mentor: Isa Woo and John Takekawa
Location: Olympia, WA
Project: Nisqually Delta restoration evaluation program

Ryan Reeves, University of Texas, El Paso
BS Environmental Science
Mentor: Dennis Staley
Location: Golden,CO
Project: Characterizing post-fire debris flow susceptibility in the western U.S.

Michelle Robinson, Humboldt State University
BS Geology
Mentor: Jennifer Morace
Location: Portland, OR
Project: Assessing foodweb resources for juvenile salmonids, lower Columbia River

Yuri Rupert, Auburn University
BS Geology
Mentor: John Lane
Location: Storrs, CT
Project: Collection and assessment of surface and borehole geophysical data

Sydney Salley, University of Michigan
Senior, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Mentor: Gregory Noe
Location: Reston, VA
Project: The effect of floodplain geomorphology on nutrient biogeochemistry and water quality

Matthew St. Clair, University of Michigan
BS Geology
Mentor: Amanda Demopoulos
Location: Gainesveille, FL
Project: Characterizing invertebrate communities and food webs of deep-sea canyons in the wester Atlantic Ocean

Timothy Stadler, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
BS Geology
Mentor: Alena Leeds
Location: Golden, CO
Project: Advanced national seismic system emplacement, operation and maintenance

Patricia Sullivan, Oregon State University
BS Geology
Mentor: Katherine Skalak
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Study of interactions between geomorphology, surface water hydrology, and ecology that control particle dynamics in aquatic systems

Carla Valdez, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BS Earth and Environmental Science
Mentor: Thomas Imbrigiotta
Location: West Trenton, NJ
Project: Fate and transport of biodegrading chlorinated solvent contaminants in fractured rock aquifers

Bobby Voeks, Humboldt State University
BS Geology
Mentor: Cliff Hupp
Location: Reston, VA
Project: Interactions between riparian wetland geomorphology, hydrology, and ecology for ecosystem restoration

Alicia Wilder, Montana State University
BS Earth Science/Geology
Mentor: Erik Beever
Location: Nevada, Oregon, Yellowstone, Glacier NP
Project: Factors determining the niche of a species that lives in rocky talus slopes

Ryan Witkoski, California State University
BS Geophysics
Mentor: Katherine Scharer
Location: Pasadena, CA
Project: Earthquake activity and fault slip rates, southern San Andreas Fault study