Several OSU graduate and post-doc students doing environmental chemistry research have received awards and recognitions. Below are some examples.
Krista Barzen-Hansen (working with Dr. Jennifer Field)
Leah Chibwe (working with Dr. Staci Simonich)
Holly Dixon (Working with Dr. Kim Anderson) has been recognized as an Oregon State University ARCS Scholar. This award is for an incoming or new PhD student in the College of Agricultural Sciences. As an ARCS Scholar she will receive a generous stipend for 3 years to support her graduate studies.
Ivan Titaley (working with Dr. Staci Simonich) was selected by Dr. Dayle Smith as a sponsored fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to get hands-on training in modeling of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. To financially support Ivan on this unique training opportunity, he has been awarded an SRP Trainee Externship Award through the SRP Training Core. This activity provides important synergy between Project 5 and Core C - Biostatistics and Modeling. Read more
Lisandra Santiago-Delgado (working with Dr. Staci Simonich) has been awarded a 2015 KC Donnelly Externship Award Supplement from NIEHS. Lisandra will spend time in Ada, OK with the US EPA working on thermal remediation of PAHs.
Steven O'Connell from the Anderson lab received the K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplement from NIEHS in 2012. Steven's award is for his proposal: “Expanding Passive Sampling Technology to Monitor Complex Mixtures at the Lower Duwamish Superfund Site” under the auspices of our new collaboration with Region 10 EPA to provide experiential and translational training for OSU SRP trainees. Also presented at an NIEHS SRP Trainee Webinar series on his research: Utilizing Silicone Passive Samplers to Expand Environmental Monitoring for the Portland Harbor Superfund, OR. Over 100 people attended the webinar. He had this opportunity since he won first place for Student Posters at the NIEHS Superfund Annual Meeting in Portland, OR from Nov. 10-12, 2010.
Sarah Allan from the Anderson lab was highlighted by NIEHS SRP as a success story.
Dr. Kim Anderson's graduate students contributed to an article in The Daily Barometer at OSU. Group Obtains Toxicological Survey of Gulf
Norman Forsberg received the OSU Diversity Advancement Pipeline Fellowship from the OSU Graduate School for the 2012-13 academic year. Norm will receive one academic year of funding which includes both a full stipend and tuition remission. Norm will use this award to complete his PhD in Dr. Kim Anderson's research group with SRP Project 4.
An EMT graduate student seminar took place in Winter 2011 on Preparing Effective Outreach Modules for Middle School Students. Using the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill as a context for the outreach activity, the graduate students created three hands-on activities to teach the concepts of mass, chemical separation, analytical chemistry, and data analysis.
Yuling Jia, a post-doc in the Simonich Lab helped produce videos for the SRP Community Engagement Core to train members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) how to use the personal air samplers.
On January 7, 2011, graduate students participated in the EMT Research Day sponsored by the Department of Enviornmental Toxicology and the Environmental Health Sciences Center.