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Undergraduate Students 2010-2011
In June of 2010, six students from the University of Delaware and Wesley College and one student from the University of Rhode Island attended the Vermont EPSCoR Streams Project Training Week in Vermont. These students were trained in macroinvertebrate and water quality sample collecting and research techniques. They were also trained in GIS and Data Analysis. After the training, each student went back to their home institution to conduct streams related research. In the spring of 2011, they will return to Vermont to share the results of their research at the annual Streams Project Symposium.

Undergraduate students from Delaware are conducting watershed research in the GIS laboratory and in the field:
  • Compile in the laboratory a GIS based watershed map atlas
  • Collect measurements of stream flow, precipitation, and water quality to analyze and model impacts of land use and climate change on the White Clay Creek.
  • Conduct weekly sampling of chlorides, temperature, turbidity, and specific conductivity to model impacts on water supply and fishery.
  • Assist with hydraulic, water quality and sediment sampling studies to examine feasibility of removing 3 low dams as part of the White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic American shad restoration project.
  • Upload data onto databases of the public web site to be shared by the state watershed projects.

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    Kayla Iuliano
    University of Delaware
    I'm interested in the impacts that people have on water resources, and that water resources have on people. I'm looking into Army ROTC and the Army Corps of Engineers; I hope to travel and see firsthand the issues affecting the world water supply, especially in developing countries. Meanwhile, for this summer, I'm heading up a project studying the relationship of macroinvertebrate diversity in streams to the surrounding land use in the floodplain.

     
     
     
     
    Tyler Dougherty
    University of Delaware
    My name is Tyler Dougherty. I will be a senior at the University of Delaware in the fall of 2010 majoring in civil engineering. I hope to use my degree to pursue a job in coastal engineering and live by the beach where it's warm. My research project involves water quality in Delaware's White Clay Creek Watershed and its relationship to surrounding land use. When I'm not working hard on my research project, I enjoy surfing, hockey, skiing, and watching the Philadelphia Phillies and Flyers win games. I look forward to discovering what my research brings and saving the world, one stream at a time.

     
     
     
     
    Audrey Yorke
    University of Delaware
    My name is Audrey Yorke and I completed my B.S. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware with a concentration in water resources and water quality. This summer I will be working on watershed science and water quality sampling in the White Clay Creek National Wild and Scenic River watershed on the UD campus in Newark, Delaware. I will be compiling information for a GIS based watershed map atlas, collecting stream data to analyze climate change impacts, and assisting with studies to examine the feasibility of removing three low dams as part of the White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic American shad restoration project. I am very excited and look forward to gaining valuable, in-the-field experience.

     
     
     
     
    Greg McKee
    Wesley College
    My name is Greg McKee and I am an Environmental Science major at Wesley College. This summer I will be a part of the Delaware Watershed Project which coincides with the Vermont Streams Project. I will mainly be focusing on the applications of GIS and Computer Modeling to analyze the effect of surrounding land use on water quality. I am also a baseball player for Wesley, and am looking forward to a great summer.

     
     
     
     
    Melissa Savin
    Wesley College
    My name is Melissa Savin, and I am a sophomore at Wesley College majoring in Environmental Science. This summer I will be spending a lot of time out in the field and working with GIS in the lab as part of the Delaware Watershed Project. In my free time I enjoy going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and just being outdoors.

     
     
     
     
    Taylor Hendricks
    Wesley College
    My name is Taylor Hendricks and I am a sophomore at Wesley College where I am majoring in Environmental Science. This summer I will be working in the field and in the GIS lab as part of the Delaware Watershed Project which coincides with the Vermont Streams Project. I also play softball for Wesley and a local travel team.

     
     
     
     
    Aimee Welch
    University of Rhode Island
    Bio Coming Soon!