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2016 NAGT-USGS Interns

James Amato

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Mentor: Robert Al-Chokhachy

Location: Yellowstone and Bozeman, Montana

Project: Understanding the variability in climate-aquatic Linkages

Jeremy Ashburn

Baylor University

Mentor: Walter Mooney

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Earthquake hazards in the Central and Eastern U.S.

Kimberly Barry

University of Texas, Arlington

Mentor: Jeffrey Chaplin

Location: Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Project: Geochemical processes relating to resource extraction and human health

Kristin Beck

University of Washington

Mentor: James Vallance

Location: Vancouver, Washington

Project: Volcanic hazards in the Cascades: teasing out the history of explosive eruptions from far-traveled volcanic ash deposits

Julia Bowe

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Mentor: John Mullaney

Location: East Hartford, Connecticut

Project: Support of the Connecticut groundwater-level Network

Isaac Bukoski

East Carolina University

Mentor: Denis LeBlanc

Location: Northborough, Massachusetts

Project: Cape Cod hydrologic research

Rials Christensen

University of Utah

Mentor: Marci Robinson

Location: Reston, Virginia

Project: Microfossil indicators of Paleocene and Eocene paleoenvironments

Hannah Cohen

University of Illinois

Mentor: Katherine Skalak

Location: Reston, Virginia

Project: Hydrologic/geologic technician

Tait Earney

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Mentor: Victoria Langenheim

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Geophysical investigations related to geothermal, mineral, and water resources and to natural hazards in the western U.S.

Frederick Fenner

University of Houston

Mentor: Jeffrey Chaplin

Location: Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Project: Geochemical processes relating to resource extraction and human health

Marcel Gaztambide

University of Utah

Mentor: Celeste Journey

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Project: Multidisciplinary assessment of water resources for various projects including Bridge Deck Runoff, Groundwater Model Development, and National Water Quality Assessment Program

Robert Gibler

University of Houston

Mentor: Shane Detweiler

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Geological and geophysical studies of the San Andreas Fault System

Gabriel Gordon

University of California, Santa Cruz

Mentor: James O'Connor and Ralph Haugerud

Location: Portland, Oregon

Project: Mapping the Missoula floods

Annette Hein

University of Wyoming

Mentor: John Nimmo

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Modeling and measurement of unsaturated zone flow processes

Andrea Hylant

University of Michigan

Mentor: John Lane

Location: Storrs, Connecticut

Project: Applied hydrogeophysics research

Chelsea Jolley

Brigham Young University, Idaho

Mentor: Miriam Jones

Location: Reston, Virginia

Project: Peatland responses to centennial and millennial-scale changes in North Pacific hydroclimate

Caroline Kellner

Cornell University

Mentor: Stephen Kirby

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Field and laboratory investigations of serpentinites and associated rocks in the Northeastern California Coast ranges

Mitchell Lassa

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Mentor: Gerard Butch

Location: Troy, New York

Project: Surface-water and ground-water networks

U.S. Department of the Interior Education Program

U.S. Geological Survey Office of Science Quality and Integrity, April 2016

NAGT/USGS 2016 Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Internship Placements

Zoe Lefebvre

Washington University

Mentor: Kristen Hart

Location: Davie, Florida

Project: Sea turtle movements and habitat-use, American crocodile nest monitoring and Burmese python movement and habitat-use

Geoffrey Lutty

Slippery Rock University

Mentor: Billy Justus

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

Project: Biological, water-quality, and hydrological assessments in Arkansas streams and groundwater

Joseph Mason

Fort Lewis College

Mentor: Stephen DeLong

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Tectonic geomorphology and seismic hazard in Northern California

Ian McBrearty

Iowa State University

Mentor: Joan Gomberg

Location: Seattle, Washington

Project: New clues to pre-and post- earthquake deformation

Emma McConville

University of Maryland

Mentor: Jacob Lowenstern

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Geologic databases and fieldwork for the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

Bethany Morter

University of Oregon

Mentor: Walter Mooney

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Volcano and seismic hazards assessments

Joshua Mudge

Fort Lewis College

Mentor: Melinda Erickson

Location: Mounds View, Minnesota

Project: Arsenic in Minnesota groundwater: occurrence and relation to hydrogeologic and geochemical factors

Samuel Nilsson

Western Washington University

Mentor: Geneva Chong

Location: Jackson, Wyoming

Project: Plant phenology, climate change and wildlife habitat quality

Madeline O'Brien

Wesleyan University

Mentor: Laura Clor and Greg Vaughan

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Photogrammetry of active thermal areas in Long Valley Caldera

Adam Ofstun

University of Pittsburgh

Mentor: Perry Jones

Location: Mounds View, Minnesota

Project: Assessing environmental conditions in areas of known mineralization in the Lake Superior basin

Nick Ogasa

University of California, Santa Cruz

Mentor: J. Ole Kaven

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Stress states of the Coso Geothermal Field throughout its production cycle

Emily Paine

Rice University

Mentor: Nancy Simon and E. Terrence Slonecker

Location: Reston, Virginia

Project: Characterizing individual cyanobacteria species using hyperspectral data

Jeremy Patterson

Colorado State University

Mentor: Claire Tiedeman

Location: Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Project: Groundwater flow and contaminant transport in fractured-rock aquifers

Sean Payne

Humboldt State University

Mentor: Jennifer Morace

Location: Portland, Oregon

Project: Columbia Plateau principal aquifer study

Lincoln Pettinger

Montana State University

Mentor: Erik Beever

Location: Bozeman, Montana

Project: Investigating factors which determine the niche of a species that lives in rocky talus slopes: merging ecology, biogeography, climate and geology to inform conservation of the American pika

Hannah Podzorski

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Mentor: Edward Stets

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Project: Fluvial biogeochemistry at multiple scales: the role of streambed processes in controlling nutrient and carbon cycling in stream ecosystems

Mattie Reid

Bucknell University

Mentor: Scott Bennett

Location: Seattle, Washington

Project: Paleoseismologic and geologic investigations of active faults in the Pacific Northwest

U.S. Department of the Interior Education Program

U.S. Geological Survey Office of Science Quality and Integrity, April 2016

NAGT/USGS 2016 Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Internship Placements

Charlene Rogers

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Mentor: John Mullaney

Location: East Hartford, Connecticut

Project: Support of the Connecticut groundwater-level network

Kelly Sanks

Illinois State University

Mentor: Meagan Eagle Gonneea

Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Project: Fate of salt marsh carbon in eroding and drowning marshes

Jonathan Schafer

Bowling Green State University

Mentor: Ian Jezorek and Patrick Connolly

Location: Cook, Washington

Project: Wind River watershed cooperative fish population and restoration assessment

Daniel Scheeler

Minnesota State University

Mentor: Cliff Hupp

Location: Reston, Virginia

Project: Vegetation and fluvial geomorphic relations

Jonathan Schwing

University of Oklahoma

Mentor: Ryan Crow and Kyle House

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona

Project: Geologic mapping and geomorphic analysis of early Colorado River deposits

Brian Snow

Western Washington University

Mentor: Nicholas Johnson

Location: Millersburg, Michigan

Project: Block the migration of an invasive fish using low voltage pulsed direct current

Alicia Solomon

University of Kentucky

Mentor: Robin Stewart

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Investigations into the bioavailability and bioaccumulation of selenium and mercury in the San Francisco Bay estuary

Alivia Stoller

Illinois State University

Mentor: Carol Prentice

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Paleoseismology of the northern San Andreas Fault system

John Swiecichowski

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Mentor: Denise Akob

Location: Reston, Virginia

Project: Microbial degradation of organic compounds in hydraulic fracturing produced waters

Mark Szymanski

California State University, Chico

Mentor: Jacob Lowenstern

Location: Menlo Park, California

Project: Geologic databases and fieldwork for the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

Douglas Tebo

University of Texas, Arlington

Mentor: Roger Denligner and Wes Thelen

Location: Southwest Washington

Project: Field assistant for iMUSH seismic stations

Meghan Thompson

Boston University

Mentor: Greg Boughton

Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming

Project: Wyoming groundwater quality monitoring network

Ryan Till

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Mentor: Michael Poland

Location: Vancouver, Washington

Project: Geodetic monitoring of Cascade Range volcanoes and Yellowstone

Emily Tinkler

Whitman College

Mentor: Donald Sweetkind

Location: Denver, Colorado

Project: Digital geologic map compilation in northern Sacramento Valley, the Sierran Foothills, and the California Coast ranges

Meghan Toft

University of Massachusetts

Mentor: Gregory Walsh

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Project: Northeast bedrock mapping

Wesley Weisberg

Missouri State University

Mentor: Albert Hofstra

Location: Denver, Colorado

Project: Melt and fluid inclusion analysis in resource investigations

Elizabeth Whiddon

University of Michigan

Mentor: Rob Striegl

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Project: Aquatic biogeochemical cycling: inland waters carbon fluxes