Stubbins Lab graduate student Kevin Ryan will leave this month for a one-year internship with the U.S. Geological Survey in Vermont.
The internship is designed to engage a motivated NSF Chemical Oceanography-funded graduate student in professional development activities and high quality research within an established freshwater USGS research program. Kevin will work with a USGS host and collaborators in a research watershed in northeastern Vermont to develop transferable job skills and advance understanding of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) dynamics. The project will entail in situ instruments and frequent sampling of stream and terrestrial hydrologic fluxes (e.g. shallow groundwater and overland flow) and will generate a high spatial and temporal resolution record of the quantity and quality of DOC moving off the landscape into the stream.
The expectation is that Kevin will gain valuable skills and experience in the areas of fieldwork, data analysis, and science communication relevant to scientific jobs at USGS and similar organizations.