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GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

Halfman on Blue-Green Algae on WENY

Professor of Geoscience and Environmental Studies John Halfman was interviewed this month by the regional news station WENY about the blooms of potentially bacteria that have been spotted in the Finger Lakes region. As Halfman told WENY in the Aug. 26 article, "Toxic Blue-Green Algae Found In Finger Lakes," blue-green algae is actually a misnomer: "They aren't really an algae. They are more of a...  More >>

Crowe '16 Joins Watercraft Stewards

Garrett Crowe '16 has been working with the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) this summer as a data manager and outreach assistant in collaboration with its Watercraft Stewards Program. "I've always been interested in aquatics, specifically hydrology," says Crowe, a geoscience major with a minor in environmental studies. "This program aims to encourage environmental preservation and conservation. It d...  More >>

Gatch '16 Interns for Mercury Project

An avid fisher and water-enthusiast, Alex Gatch '16 is spending his summer working as a Finger Lakes Mercury Project lab-technician intern for the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI). Through the position, he conducts scientific analysis of mercury levels in local fish as part of the mercury project launched earlier this year. Lisa Cleckner, Ph.D. and director of the FLI, is the principal investigator o...  More >>

Williams '13 Joins Harvard Doctoral Program

Augusta Williams '13 has been accepted to Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, which has been ranked as one of the top public health schools in the country. Through her program with the Environmental Health Department, Williams will pursue a Doctor of Science degree, studying how weather patterns and global climate change impact human health. "The work that Harvard has been doi...  More >>

NSF Boosts Atmospheric Science Students

As part of the ongoing and vibrant atmospheric science research taking place at HWS, the Geoscience Department this summer is welcoming seven student researchers, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Five of the seven are supported by a three-year grant that follows from the work conducted during the NSF-funded Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems (OWLeS) field and research proj...  More >>

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