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Student Poster Competitions

Each year, the NCWRA cosponsors a student poster presentation competition with the NC Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) at their annual conference.  Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to enter the competition.  Cash awards go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place poster winners as well as to honorable mentions.

2013 Student Poster Competition Winners


Colin Bell, Graduate Student in the UNC-Charlotte Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The poster, “Urban stream nutrient and carbon quality responses to stormwater control measures” was co-authored by Sara McMillan, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Sandra Clinton, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences; and Rafael Alonso Saldana, Undergraduate Student, Department of Biology.


Ashleigh Hammac, Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Soil Science at N.C. State University. The poster, “Quantification of effectiveness of Best Management Practices for nutrient management and surface water quality using a paired watershed design in Chatham County, North Carolina” was co-authored by Daniel Line, Extension Specialist, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Wesley Childres, Research Technician, Department of Soil Science; and Deanna Osmond, Professor and Soil Science Department Extension Leader.


Marissa Roman of UNC-Wilmington. The poster, “ Composition and Distribution of Phosphorous Forms in Sediments of Greenfield Lake,” was co-authored by Lawrence Cahoon, Professor, Biology and Marine Biology.


Yari Johnson, a PhD candidate in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at N.C. State University. The poster, “ Novel ways to assess forested wetland restoration in North Carolina using ecohydrological patterns from reference sites,” was co-authored by Ted Shear, Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources; and  April James, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario, Canada.

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