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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.



2015 Student Poster Competition Winners

FIRST PLACE:  Guy Iverson, East Carolina University, "Tracking Nitrate-Nitrogen Sources Using 15N and 18O in Nitrate in Coastal Plain Surface and Ground Waters"  

SECOND PLACE:  Amirhossein Mazrooei,  NC State University, "Decomposition of Sources of Errors in Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting Over the US Sunbelt"

THIRD PLACE:  Robert  Mahoney,  East Carolina University, "Seasonal Nitrogen Dynamics of Packaged Wastewater Treatment Plants in Coastal North Carolina"

HONORABLE MENTIONS: 

Elizabeth Allen, NC State University, "Challenges of Monitoring Water Quality on a Continuous Basis at the Watershed Scale in Eastern North Carolina"

Richard Small, UNC-Charlotte, "Response of Foraminifera (Marine Microorganism) to a Concentrated Brine Solution Discharged from a Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant in Currituck County, North Carolina"

 

Past Winners

2014

FIRST PLACE:   

Erin Looper, Graduate Student, Department of Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The poster, "Denitrifying community response to storm disturbance in an urban stream receiving discharge from a stormwater management structure," was co-authored by Dr. Sara McMillan, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

SECOND PLACE:  

Fatemeh Mohammad Shirazi, PhD student, Department of Soil Science, N.C. State University. The poster "Investigation of tillage as a best management practice on construction sites," was co-authored by Rich McLaughlin, Professor, Department of Soil Science; Virginia Brown, MS, Department of Soil Science; and Josh Heitman, Associate Professor, Department of Soil Science.  Click here to download a pdf of poster.

THIRD PLACE: 

Elizabeth Gillispie, Graduate Student, Soil Science Department, N.C. State University. The poster, "Sources and variability of manganese in well water of the North Carolina piedmont," was co-authored by R. Austin, NCSU;  J. Abraham, North Carolina Division of Water Quality;  S. Wang, North Carolina Division of Water Quality; R. Bolich, North Carolina Division of Water Quality; P. Bradley, North Carolina Geological Survey;  A. Amoozegar, NCSU;  O. Duckworth, NCSU; D. Hesterberg, NCSU; and M.L. Polizzotto, NCSU.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: 

Jonathan Harris, Graduate Student, East Carolina University. The poster, "Transport of indicator microorganisms from an onsite wastewater system to adjacent stream" was co-authored by Dr. Charles Humphrey, Environmental Health Sciences Program; and Dr. Michael O’Driscoll, Department of Geological Sciences.  Click here to download a pdf of poster.

Molly Welsh, Graduate Student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The poster "Denitrification potential of riparian and stream sediments of an agricultural restored, unrestored, and forested stream in the Piedmont of North Carolina," was co-authored by Dr. Sara K. McMillan, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Philippe Vidon, Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  Click here to download a pdf of poster.

 
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