GSO graduate student Victoria Paris Sacks was awarded 1st place by the Montgomery-Watson-Harza Consulting Engineers/Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors for her Master's Thesis "Validation of Polyethylene Passive Samplers for the Detection of Emerging Contaminants" in the Master's Thesis category. Her research, advised by Dr. Rainer Lohmann, focused on using a novel, low-tech method of measuring waterborne contaminants from personal care products, pharmaceutical, and industrial processes not previously known as pollutants (e.g. polybrominated diphenylethers, nonylphenols, and triclosan).Continue reading "GSO Grad Student Wins Award"
Matt Horn, who will receive his Ph.D. in oceanography, moved to URI just three days after earning a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and just three weeks later he went to sea for the first time to begin his research. He began by trying to learn how CO2 moves from the atmosphere into the ocean and back again.Continue reading "Research at Sea and in the Lab by Grad Student"
As the effort to fight the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues, the University of Rhode Island research vessel RV Endeavor is participating in studying the scope of the spill. The purpose of the mission, funded by the National Science Foundation, is to track, characterize and sample subsurface oil in the Gulf.Continue reading "RV Endeavor Heads to Gulf Oil Spill"
Dr. John Merrill worked with SecondWind (a commercial manufacturer) to install one of their vertical wind profilers on the GSO dock to test its capabilities in harsh marine environments and its environmental impact. Wind profiles are extremely important for siting energy-producing wind turbines.Continue reading "Wind Profile Data at GSO"