Completed Research

The goal of the CZO REU/RET program is to teach participants how to pursue collaborative, interdisciplinary research in order to better understand the interconnectedness of Critical Zone processes.

All participants are expected to create a poster or oral presentation demonstrating the results of their summer experience. In addition to posters, RETs are expected to develop curricular materials.

2016 Presentations

The following represents the completed research projects that were presented at the CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium, July 24-27, 2016, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The presentations marked the culmination of the 2016 CZO REU/RET program.

Research by the Christina River Basin CZO REUs and RETs

Dan Bondanza (RET, Sun Valley High School, Aston, Pa.): A curriculum for advancing do-it-yourself (DIY) environmental sensing networks to monitor water quality and quantity in streams and rivers

Poster by Dan Bondanza (RET, Sun Valley High School, Aston, Pa.): A curriculum for advancing do-it-yourself (DIY) environmental sensing networks to monitor water quality and quantity in streams and rivers

Research by the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO REUs and RETs

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Poster by Taylor Blackman (REU, The Pennsylvania State University): The Periglacial Legacy and Future of Vernal Pools in the Ridge and Valley Province of Pennsylvania

2015

Presentations

The following represents the completed research projects that were presented at the Summer Research Symposium on August 11, 2015 at Stroud Water Research Center. The presentations marked the culmination of the 2015 CZO REU/RET program.

Research by the Christina River Basin CZO REUs and RETs

Poster by Katie Li (REU, Pomona College, Claremont, Ca.): Effects of Grid Discretization on Coastal Aquifer Models

Poster by Katie Li (REU, Pomona College, Claremont, Ca.): Effects of Grid Discretization on Coastal Aquifer Models

Research by the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO REUs and RETs

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Poster by Kelsey Bicknell (REU, University of New Mexico): In-Situ Water Chemistry Monitoring at the Garner Run Catchment, SHCZO, Central Pa.

Paul Longwell (Hollidaysburg Area School District, PA) and Mark Yeckley (Glendale School District, PA), 2014 summer RETs at the Shale Hills CZO, present the results of their summer experience at the PA State Teachers Association meeting in State College, December 2014.

Paul Longwell and Mark Yeckley, 2014 summer RETs at the Shale Hills CZO, present the results of their summer experience at the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association meeting in State College, December 2014.

2014

Curricular Materials

The results of the 2014 RET efforts include “hands on” learning exercises.

Presentations

The following represents the completed research projects that were presented at the CUAHSI Biennial Meeting, July 27-29, 2014 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The presentations marked the culmination of the 2014 CZO REU/RET program.

Research by the Christina River Basin CZO REUs and RETs

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Poster by Melissa Hess (RET, Conestoga Valley Middle School, Lancaster, Pa.): Application of Environmental DNA in a Middle School Classroom

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Poster by Quincey Johnson (REU, Hobart and William Smith Colleges): Comparing Vegetation Across Topographic Positions in Two Watersheds at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory

Research by the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO REUs and RETs