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Category Archives: Project 4 (Fate & Transport)
By mnobrega | Published: November 13, 2013
PROTECT researchers, Ingrid Padilla (UPRM, Project 4) and David Kaeli (Northeastern University, Core D), presented on November 12, 2013 at the Clu-IN seminar, hosted by the EPA. Download the slides from the presentation, here. Presentation overview: Preterm birth, the leading cause of neonatal mortality in the U.S., may be associated with exposure to legacy and […]
By mnobrega | Published: October 20, 2013
PROTECT trainee Norma Torres (UPRM, Project 4) has won a scholarship from the Puerto Rico Society of Engineers, the first ever of its kind for an environmental engineer. She will formally receive the award during a ceremony on November 24, 2013. Congratulations Norma!
By mnobrega | Published: October 17, 2013
21 members of PROTECT (trainees, administrators and faculty) attended this year’s SRP meeting in Baton Rouge. In addition to presenting posters, PROTECT director Akram Alshawabkeh and trainee postdoc Kelly Hogan co-moderated the session on “Risks of Pollutants during Early Life Exposures”. Check out the pictures below from the meeting.
By mnobrega | Published: October 7, 2013
The PROTECT team is at SACNAS 2013 in San Antonio TX! In addition to Training Core Executive Director Kristin Hicks, UPRM students Angel Anaya, Irmarie Cotto and Norma Torres are also attending (pictures of Norma and Irmarie are below.)
By mnobrega | Published: April 12, 2013
Norma Torres Torres, a Masters student working on PROTECT Project 4, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations Norma!!
By mnobrega | Published: October 2, 2012
PROTECT Researcher, Professor Dorothy Vesper of the Dept. of Geology at West Virginia University presented a poster on the “Development of Hydrogel Tracer Beads as Proxies for NAPL Contamination in Karst Aquifers” at the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Congress on September 16 – 21, 2012. Her poster can be found here.
By mnobrega | Published: March 6, 2012
Amanda Laskoskie, a PROTECT Trainee pursuing her Master’s at West Virginia University, was recently awarded with the 2012 Karst Waters Institute’s William L. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science Award. The award was presented to her advisor, Dr. Dorothy Vesper, on Amanda’s behalf at a public ceremony in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the […]
By mnobrega | Published: August 4, 2011
PROTECT graduate student Celys Irizarry was awarded with the KC Donnelly Externship. This award is given by the National Institutes of Health Sciences Superfund Research Program to promote transdisciplinary and translational research among early investigators and improve the quality of the educational and training environment. Celys is currently working on her master’s degree in Environmental […]
By mnobrega | Published: June 4, 2011
PROTECT researchers Prof. Dorothy Vesper and graduate student Amanda Laskoskie (West Virginia University) recently took another trip to Buckeye Cave (Amanda’s local research site that she uses to develop the models that will be used to understand how pollutants may travel through Puerto Rico’s aquifers.) At this trip, John and Amanda got the ISCO automated […]
By mnobrega | Published: May 20, 2011
UPRM Professor and Project 4 leader Ingrid Padilla recently spoke at the Puerto Rico Water & Environment Association 2011 Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition, held on May 16-20, 2011. Her talk, entitled “Relating Source-Water Outcomes and Adverse Birth Effects” was one of the invited talks of the conference, which was sponsored by the Puerto Rico Health Department, the EPA, […]
PROTECT researchers Prof. Dorothy Vesper and graduate student Amanda Laskoskie (West Virginia University) recently took a trip to Buckeye Cave in West Virginia. Buckeye Cave, formed from the same geological processes as the karst (limestone) aquifers in Puerto Rico, is Amanda’s local research site that she uses to develop the models that will be used […]
By mnobrega | Published: December 3, 2010
PROTECT Researcher Dorothy Vesper (Projects 4 and 5) was highlighted in a recent article in the WVU College of Arts and Sciences Magazine. The magazine cover features John Tudek, Dorothy’s student working on the PROTECT project. Click here to download a PDF of the article or here to look at the entire publication.