And congratulations to Kaycee Reynolds ('12) and Amy Burgin ('02) on the publication of "Optimizing Sampling Strategies for Riverine Nitrate using High-Frequency Data in Agricultural Watersheds" in Environmental Science and Technology. This is based on work done as part of the NSF-RAPID grant a couple of years ago.
More congratulations - Deanna Marguglio ('13) has graduated from Iowa State University with a masters degree of education in student affairs, Spencer Roth ('13) is headed off to Rutgers to begin graduate work in environmental microbiology, Kelsey Meyer ('12) completed a masters degree in organizational leadership at Clarke University, and Amanda Kohn ('14) is at Tufts pursuing her masters degree in landscape architecture and urban planning (and is engaged!)
And more...Sakinah (Haque) Ellickson ('09) received a grant from the Society for Science and the Public (also sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation) to guide 3-5 underrepresented students in conducting a scientific or engineering research project for scientific competitions (such as science fairs). She was one of 31 successful applicants out of 240 applications.
Things are up and running again this summer at the Coe Water Quality Lab. Students are out sampling 26 surface water sites and 13 tile sites on a weekly basis, as well as analyzing samples for the Upper Wapsipinicon Watershed Management Authority (WMA), the Turkey River WMA, and the Upper Iowa. We're also planning on doing some flow measurements in the Miller Creek watershed and in the Benton-Tama Demonstration project watersheds with our new Sontek FlowTracker2.