Student Research

Student Water Research Awards 2019-2020

 eNews ArticleFinal ReportFull TitleAuthors
Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment of the Rio Mora at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge, Mora County, NMJohnson Adio, Natural Resources Management, NMHU, MS; (Dr. Jennifer Lindline)
Domestic Wastewater Treatment Using Algal Systems in Winter ClimateIsuru Sachitra Abeysiriwardana Arachchige, Civil Engineering, NMSU, PhD; (Dr. Nirmalakhandan)
Electrochemical-Assisted Ultrafiltration Membranes for Simultaneous Removal of As, Cd and CrAlireza Bandegi, Chemical & Materials Engineering, NMSU, PhD; (Dr. Reza Foudazi)
Wastewater Treatment Using Food Waste Char Obtained from Hydrothermal Liquefaction as a Low-Cost Adsorbent MaterialHengameh Bayat, Chemical & Materials Engineering, NMSU, PhD; (Dr. Umakanta Jena)
Stable Isotope Analysis to Determine the Usefulness of Surface Water as a Proxy for Precipitation in a Semi-Arid, Mountainous EnvironmentVictoria Blumenberg, Animal & Range Sciences, NMSU, PhD; (Dr. Amy Ganguli)
Surface Area of a Local Clay Material to Elucidate Uranium Abatement for Potable New Mexico Water ManagementMoticha M. Franklin, Chemistry & Biochemistry, NMSU, BS; (Dr. Antonio S. Lara)
A Survey: New Mexicans’ Willingness to Pay for Produced Water Treatment for Beneficial Re-UseAlyssa Latuchie, Economics, UNM, PhD; (Dr. Janie Chermak)
Tracking CRE in the Rio Grande: Determining Correlation Between the Appearance of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Surface Waters and Local Infection RatesKimberly McNair, Biology, NM Tech, MS; (Dr. Linda DeVeaux)
Developing a 2/3D Model for Improving Fertigation Scheduling Under Salinity Stress for PecanEsmaiil Mokari, Plant & Environmental Sciences, NMSU, PhD; (Dr. Manoj Shukla)
Assessment of Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) Formation in Algae-Treated Wastewater for Safer Reuse in Unrestricted ApplicationsSrimali Preethika Munasinghe-Arachchige, Civil Engineering, NMSU, PhD; (Dr. Nirmalakhandan)
Enhanced Water Recovery and Membrane Scaling Mitigation for Desalination Using Innovative Electromagnetic Field (EMF) and 3D Printed Open Flow Channel MembranesJuliano Penteado de Almeida, Civil Engineering, NMSU, PhD; (Dr. Pei Xu)
Herbicide Phytotoxicity Under Drought Conditions in Warm and Cool Season TurfgrassJackson Powers, Plant & Environmental Sciences, NMSU, MS; (Dr. Ryan Goss)
Modeling Rainfall-Runoff Relationships in Conjunction with Sediment Transport Measurements in Ephemeral ChannelsMadeline Richards, Earth & Environmental Sciences, NM Tech, MS; (Dr. Daniel Cadol)
Monitoring Toxic Metal Uptake by Corn Grown in Agricultural Fields Across Animas and San Juan RiversMichael Whiting (Gaurav Jha, student mentor), Geology, NMSU, MS; (Dr. April Ulery)
Wasterwater-Treatment Algae-Derived Hydrochar for Heavy Metal Adsorption and RecyclingJiuling Yu, Chemical & Materials Engineering, NMSU, PhD; (Dr. Hongmei Luo)
Design of Optimized Produced Water Treatment Units for the Agricultural IrrigationMuchu Zhou, Chemical & Materials Engineering, NMSU, PhD; (Dr. Reza Foudazi)

Student Water Research Awards 2018-2019

 eNews ArticleFinal ReportFull TitleAuthors
Final ReportRecyclable monolithic aerogels as efficient adsorbents for chromium VI removal from rural ground-water resourcesZahra Abbasian, NMSU, PhD student (Reza Foudazi)
August 2018Final ReportPotable Water Recovery Through Energy Efficient Algal Wastewater Treatment and Hybrid Membrane ProcessesChathurika Bandara, NMSU, PhD student (Nirmala Khandan)
September 2018Final ReportThe Everyday Politics of Irrigated Agriculture and an Uncertain FutureHolly Brause, UNM, PhD student (David Dinwoodie)
July 2018Final ReportAntibiotic resistance in wastewater treatment: the effects of different treatment methods on the differential survival of antibiotic resistant pathogens over non-resistant bacteria through the treatment process of two different wastewater treatment plantsAngelica Cave, NM Tech, master's student (Linda DeVeaux)
November 2018Final ReportWater Reuse and Desalination with Self-cleaning Photocatalytic Membrane DistillationLin Chen, NMSU, PhD student (Pei Xu)
December 2018Final ReportDeveloping new strategies to mitigate antimicrobial resistance for safe water reuseXiaoxiao Cheng, NMSU, PhD student (Yanyan Zhang)
June 2019Final ReportEnergy and Nutrient Recovery from Co-Solvent Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Wastewater-Grown AlgaeZheng Cui, NMSU, PhD student (Catherine Brewer)
January 2019Final ReportGold King Mine Spill: Contaminant Removal of San Juan County Rivers via PhytoremediationJason Fechner, NMSU, bachelor’s student (April Ulery)
October 2018Final ReportHistoric and Ancient Ditch Irrigation Inform Current Systems: A Cross Cultural Comparison from Creekside Village of Tularosa, New MexicoChristine Gilbertson, ENMU, master’s student (John Montgomery)
March 2019Final ReportSurface Water Quality Implications of Valles Caldera Geothermal Fluids on Jemez Watershed: A Holistic Hydrogeochemical InvestigationJon K. Golla, UNM, master’s student (Laura J. Crossey)
April 2019Final ReportEcological responses in a river with more and less water: a case study of the highly managed Chama River, New Mexico”Monika Hobbs, UNM, master’s program (Rebecca Bixby)
February 2019Final ReportRecovery of Ammonium and Magnesium from Produced Water by Struvite PrecipitationLei Hu, NMSU, PhD student (Yanyan Zhang)
September 2018Final ReportAn efficient forecasting of hydrologic extremes under climate changeKhandaker Islam, NMSU, PhD student (Christopher Brown)
March 2019Final ReportSpeciation of metal(loids) in agricultural field soils impacted by Animas/San Juan River after the 2015 Gold King Mine SpillGaurav Jha, NMSU, PhD student (April Ulery)
June 2018Final ReportFurther Investigation of the Complex Hydrology at La Cienega, Santa Fe County, NMRyan Mann, NMHU, master’s degree (Jennifer Lindline)
April 2019Final ReportOptimizing fertilizer application and leaching under abiotic stresses within and below the Root Zone of Pecan OrchardsEsmaiil Mokarighahroodi, NMSU, PhD student (Manoj Shukla)
November 2018Final ReportMineralogical and Kinetic Considerations for Uranium LeachingAlexandra Pearce, NM Tech, PhD student (Kierran Maher)
May 2019Final ReportHerbicide Phytotoxicity Under Drought Conditions in Warm and Cool Season TurfgrassJackson Powers, NMSU, master’s student (Ryan Goss)
February 2019Final ReportPreparing a sediment monitoring station on an ephemeral channel for summer monsoon flowsKyle Stark, NM Tech, master’s student (Daniel Cadol)
May 2019Final ReportHydroelectric management on the Rio Chama: examining costs and benefits from nonconsumptive flow management between the El Vado and Abiquiu reservoirsSuzanne Stradling, UNM, PhD student (Janie Chermak)
January 2019Final ReportMonitoring basking activity and assessing water conditions in relation to basking of Rio Grande cooters along the Black RiverThanchira Suriyamongkol, ENMU, master’s student (Ivana Mali)

Student Water Research Awards 2016-2017

 eNews ArticleFinal ReportFull TitleAuthors
November 2016Final ReportCharacterization of Pathogenic Bacterial Regrowth and Impairment Potential along the Rio Grande near AlbuquerqueJames Fluke (Ricardo Gonzalez-Pinzon) UNM, Civil Engineering, MS
Final ReportImproved Meteorological Infrastructure for Water Management in the Middle and Lower Rio Grande, New MexicoGarrett Gibson (Salim Bawazir) NMSU, Civil Engineering, BS
February 2017Final ReportEconomic Impact of Water Conservation, Storage Capacity Development, and Crop Diversity in the Tucumcari Project of East-Central New MexicoBefekadu Habteyes (Frank Ward) NMSU, Ag Economics and Ag Business, PhD
March 2017Final ReportIntegrated geological, geophysical, and hydrological study of field-scale fault-zone cementation and permeabilityJohnny Hinojosa (Peter Mozley) NMTech, Earth and Environmental Science, MS
November 2017Final ReportMonitoring water quality parameters within a known range of Western River Cooters (Pseudemys gorzugi) within Black River DrainageAndrew Letter (Ivana Mali) NSMU, Geography, MS
July 2017Final ReportPost Wildfire Geomorphic and Hydrological Effects in the Upper Santa Fe Municipal WatershedManuel Lopez (Daniel Dugas) ENMU, Biology, MS
Final ReportUranium Abatement for Contaminated, Limited Water Resources Using Clay PelletsNhat Nguyen (Antonio Lara) NMSU, Chemistry and Biochemistry, BS/BA
July 2017Final ReportInvestigation of soil composition from burned areas affecting water quality changes following wildfiresAmanda Otieno (Rebecca Bixby) UNM, Biology/Water Resources Program, MS
June
2017

Final ReportDeveloping the Water-Budget and Calculating the Recharge for the Mesilla Bolson AquiferPooneh Pahlavani (Zohrab Samani) NMSU, Civil Engineering, MS
October 2017Final ReportSolar Energy Assisted Water Purification: Incorporation of an Environmentally Benign Porous Graphitized Carbon Nitride (g-C3N4) photocatalyst with Graphitized Polyacrylonitrile (g-PAN) for Efficient Oxidation of Toxic Arsenite [As(III)]Stephanie Richins (Hongmai Luo) NMSU, Chemical and Materials Engineering, BS
August 2017Final ReportEffects of NRCS and BLM Conservation Practices on Plant and Soil Biological Communities and Hydrologic Processes in the Rio Puerco WatershedJeremy Schallner (Amy Ganguli) NMSU, Animal and Range Sciences, MS
September 2017Final ReportA lab and pilot scale comparison of attached growth and suspended culture for the algal remediation of arsenic from waterChase Stearnes (Andrew Schuler) UNM, Civil Engineering, BS
September 2017Final ReportGila National Forest Stream Temperature and Intermittency Monitoring Network for
Species of Special Interest
Tyler Wallin (Colleen Caldwell) NMSU, Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, MS
January 2018Final ReportPore-Scale Transport of Strontium and Chromate During Dynamic Water Content Changes in the Unsaturated ZoneWilliam Weaver (Lambis Papelis) NMSU, Civil Engineering, PhD
December 2017Final ReportSpatial prediction of soil hydraulic properties accounting for variable wildfire burn severity, Valles Caldera, New MexicoMichael Wine (Daniel Cadol) NMTech, Earth & Environmental Science, Hydrology, PhD
February 2017Final ReportIs there a relationship between tree canopy cover change on the landscape and the discharge of Gallinas Creek through time (from 1939 to 2015) in Las Vegas, NM?Behnaz Yekkeh (Edward Martinez) NMHU, Natural Resource Management, MS
May 2017Final ReportSan Jose Mining District Groundwater InvestigationMoticha Yellowman
Antonio Lara
Dennis McQuillan

Student Water Research Awards 2015-2016

 eNews ArticleProject ReportFull TitleAuthors
April
2016
Final ReportDevelopment of calibration procedures for Large Aperture Scintillometers for validation of statewide NM ET mapsJohn Chilleri, NM Tech, master's student (Dr. Brian Borchers)
February
2016
Final ReportImplementation of drip irrigation system facilitates collaboration between future agricultural leadersSativa Cruz, NMSU, bachelor’s student, (Dr. KC Carroll)
February
2016
Final ReportDevelopment of a Design and Calibration Manual for Simple Flow Measurement Devices in Open ChannelSeth Davis, NMSU, master’s student (Dr. Zohrab Samani)
May
2016
Final ReportHow does nutrient processing change along a river continuum?Vanessa A. Garayburu Caruso, UNM, master's student (Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez-Pinzon)
December
2016
Final ReportMeasuring the Impact of Rate Increases on Consumer Acceptance of Potable Water Reuse Options in the Albuquerque AreaJason Glenn Herman,UNM master's student (Dr. Caroline Scruggs)
October
2015

Final Report
Interim Report, June 28, 2016
Supplementary Data
Hydro-Weirs: A technology for low-head hydropower generationJoseph Hernandez, NMSU, Bachelor’s student (Dr. Nadipuram Prasad)
Juan Gonzales, NMSU, master’s student (Dr. Nadipuram Prasad)
January
2016
Final ReportUsing Chloride Mass Balance to Quantify Groundwater Recharge in the Mountains of New MexicoDavid Ketchum, NM Tech, master's student (Dr. Fred Phillips)
May
2016
Final ReportPotential interactions of turbidity and water velocity on group cohesion in cyprinid fishes from two NM river drainages (Pecos and Canadian Rivers)Sabrina Michael, ENMU, master’s student (Dr. Marv Lutnesky)
February
2016
Final ReportEffects of Ground Heat Flux on Transitional Snowpack in the Arid Southwest ClimateChad Mickschl, Water Resources, UNM, master's student (Dr. Mark Stone)
March
2016
Final ReportFive cents is still a lot: New generation of anti-bacterial absorbents based on functionalized cellulose aerogels for water treatment in rural areasSahar Qavi, NMSU, PhD student (Dr. Reza Foudazi)
April
2016
Final Report3D bathymetric model of a shallow lagoon measured by a solar powered low-cost autonomous surface vehicle prototype in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, MexicoHugo Luis Rojas Villalobos, NMSU, PhD student (Dr. Chris Brown)
June
2016
Final ReportCombining Empirical Relationships with Data-Based Mechanistic Modeling to Inform Solute Tracer Investigations across Stream OrdersBetsy Summers, UNM, PhD student (Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez-Pinzon)
March
2016
Final ReportAquatic and Morphological Assessment of the Gallinas River Within the Las
Vegas, New Mexico, City Limits
Grant Eyster, NMHU, master's student (Dr. Edward Martinez)

Student Water Research Awards 2014-2015

 Project Abstract Project Report Full TitleAuthors
Project AbstractFinal ReportReal Time Monitoring of Flood Control Dams for Emergency Action ManagementAbdullah Alazmi, Dennis Felipe Jr, Reynold Durden, Malcolm Braughton, Paul Candelaria, Seth Davis, NMSU, Bachelor’s and master’s students (Dr. J. Phillip King)
Project AbstractFinal ReportCost‐efficient detection of endocrine‐disrupting compounds in drinking waterMaxwell Baymiller, NM Tech, undergraduate student (Dr. Snezna Rogelj)
Project AbstractFinal ReportEvaluation of Impacts of Silvicultural Operations such as Thinning Treatments on Water Quality and Quantity in New Mexico ForestsOnur Beyazoglu and Yasser Almalki,
NMSU, master’s students (Dr. Owen Burney)
Project AbstractFinal ReportTemporal analysis of non‐snow fed streams in New MexicoFawn Brooks, UNM, PhD student (Dr. David Gutzler)
Project AbstractFinal ReportTest of the new LAS MkII Scintillometer for validation of statewide New Mexico evapotranspiration mapsReid Brown, NM Tech, master’s student
(Dr. Jan Hendrickx)
Project AbstractFinal ReportThe Detection of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (ARB) in the Gallinas RiverLaurel Carr, master’s student (Dr. Ben Nelson)
Project AbstractFinal ReportFire ash influences on aquatic primary producers through changes in water qualityAlexander Clark, UNM, undergraduate student
(Dr. Rebecca Bixby)
Project AbstractFinal ReportEvaluating the Impacts of Particulate Matter Deposition on Snow Melt Processes in the Upper Rio Grande, NMAngela Gregory, UNM, PhD student (Dr. Mark Stone)
Project AbstractFinal ReportDevelopment of a Bio‐indicator to Assess Water Quality in Ephemeral PondsRebekah Horn, NMSU, PhD student,
(Dr. David Cowley)
Project AbstractFinal ReportEnhanced Photocatalysis for Water Purification and Disinfection using Optical Fibers Coated with Nanocomposite Thin FilmsLu Lin, NMSU, MS/PhD student (Dr. Pei Xu)
Project AbstractFinal ReportLinking Forests to Faucets: Investigating Alternative Approaches for Securing Long‐Term Funding for Watershed Restoration in New MexicoEdward McCorkindale, UNM, master’s student
(Dr. Robert Berrens)
Project AbstractFinal ReportEffects of Turbidity on Group Cohesion in Sand Shiners and Red Shiners from the Pecos River in New MexicoSabrina Michael, ENMU, master’s student
(Dr. Marv Lutnesky)
Project AbstractFinal ReportSubmerged Aquatic Macrophytes – Ecosystem Engineers in New Mexico Mountain Streams – Effects of Forest FireVirginia Thompson, UNM, PhD student
(Dr. Clifford Dahm)
Project AbstractFinal ReportWater Politics and Cultural Difference: Fostering Community Relationships to Promote Environmental Health and Community Wellbeing in Times of DroughtElise Trott, UNM, PhD student (Dr. Erin Debenport)
Project AbstractFinal ReportAssessment of Water Quality in the Irrigation Drainage Canals as a Source of Reusable Irrigation WaterKai Williams, NMSU, master’s student
(Dr. Salim Bawazir)
Project AbstractFinal ReportApplication of HydroGeoSphere to model climate change effects on three‐dimensional hydrological processes in the Valles Caldera, New MexicoMichael Wine, NM Tech, PhD student
(Dr. Daniel Cadol)

Student Water Research Awards 2008-2009

 Project AbstractFinal ReportFull TitleAuthors
Project AbstractFinal ReportInvestigation of Improved Operational Streamflow Forecasting in the Rio Grande BasinShalamu Abudu, Civil Engineering (advisor: J. Phillip King) , New Mexico State University
Project AbstractFinal ReportThe Dependency of Anomalous Transport Behavior on Flow Path OrientationNicholas B Engdahl, Earth and Planetary Sciences (advisor: Gary S. Weissmann), University of New Mexico,
Project AbstractFinal ReportEvaluation of Multi-stage solar-powered desalination systemAkash Mummaneni, Civil Engineering (advisor: N. Nirmala Khandan), New Mexico State University,
Project AbstractFinal Report Aqueous Geochemistry of the Springs and Wells of the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge: Evaluating Hydrochemical Pathways and MicrobiologyAmy J. Williams, Earth & Planetary Sciences (advisor: Laura Crossey), University of New Mexico
Project Abstract Final ReportResidence Time Distribution in Dynamically Changing Hydrologic SystemsJesus D. Gomez, Earth and Environmental Sciences, (advisor: John L. Wilson), New Mexico Tech
Project AbstracFinal Report Composite Membrane for Membrane Distillation Desalination ProcessSai Reddy Pinappu, Chemical Engineering (advisor: Shuguang Deng), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract-Updating the Groundwater Flow Model for the Southern Jornada Del Muerto Basin - Implementing Reviewers CommentsB. V. N. P. Kambhammettu, Civil Engineering (advisor: J. Phillip King), New Mexico State University
Project AbstractFinal ReportAssessment of a novel source-tracking protocol for evaluating the significance of municipal wastewater sources on the microbial contaminant levels of discharged wastewatersJesus Sigala, Plant and Environmental Science (advisor: Adrian Unc), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract-Effects of Copper Sulfate Treatment on Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Peterson Reservoir SedimentsDaryl Williams, Natural Sciences (advisor: Edward A. Martinez), New Mexico Highlands University
Project Abstract Final ReportUranium Abatement in WaterNicholas G. Beltran, Biology (advisor: Antonio S. Lara), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract-Removal of Arsenic from Aqueous solution using activated carbon prepared from Pecan shellsRanganath Potluri, Chemical Engineering (advisor: David Roskstraw), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract Final ReportFrom Stormwater Management to Stormwater Integration: The Use of Low Impact Development Techniques in the Albuquerque RegionKT LaBadie, Water Resources Program and Community and Regional Planning Program (advisor: Bill Fleming), University of New Mexico,

Student Water Research Awards 2007-2008

 Project AbstractFinal ReportFull titleAuthors
Project AbstractFinal ReportFeasibility Study of Wastewater Purification by Low Temperature Distillation MethodVeera Gnaneswar Gude, Civil Engineering Department (advisor: Nirmala Khandan), New Mexico State University,
Project AbstractFinal ReportArsenic Adsorption and Desorption in Storrie Lake SedimentsCelestine Ngam, Department of Natural Sciences (advisor: Michael Meyer), New Mexico Highlands University
Project Abstract; Final ReportNew Mexico Water Rights Prices Database DevelopmentShawn Landfair, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Department (advisor: Frank Ward), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportNew Mexico State University Estimating Evaporation from Elephant Butte Reservoir with the Monin Obukhov Simularity Theory Using Simple InstrumentationJimmy Moreno, Civil Engineering Department (advisor: A. Salim Bawazir)
Project Abstract; Final ReportIron(II) Oxidation in New Mexico Waters: Experimental Development of a Molecular-Level Predictive ModelAndrea Higdon, Department of Chemistry (advisor: Michael Pullin), New Mexico Tech
Project Abstract; Final ReportDrinking Water Purification for U.S.A.-Mexico Border RegionArely A. Torres, Chemical Engineering Department (advisor: Shuguang Deng), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportLand Application of Wastewater Containing Arsenic: Impacts on the Sorption and Mobility of Arsenic in SoilSylvia Nemmers, Plant and Environmental Sciences (advisor: April Ulery), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; <Final ReportCarbon Nanotube-Based Biosensor for Pathogens Concentration and DetectionDipendu Saha, Chemical Engineering Department (advisor: Shuguang Deng), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportNew Mexico Highlands University, Bioassessment of Arsenic Contamination of the Gallinas River Using Benthic MacroinvertebratesBildad Eta Eyong, Department of Natural Sciences (advisor: Edward Martinez)
Project Abstract; Final ReportThe Effects of Acequias and Riparian Evapotranspiration on the Rio Grande Flow LevelsCiara Cusack, Animal and Range Sciences (advisor: Sam Fernald), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportInvestigating Potential Salt Contamination of Aquifers from Irrigated LandscapesElena Sevostianova, Plant and Environmental Sciences (advisor: Bernd Leinauer), New Mexico State University

Student Water Research Awards 2006-2007

 Project AbstractFinal ReportFull TitleAuthors
Project Abstract; Final ReportCharacterization of Heavy Metal Binding by Functional Groups Found in BiomaterialsJesus Q. Cantu, Department of Physics (advisor: Jacob Urquidi), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportCommunity and Ecosystem Effects of a Nonnative Fish in Refugia in an Intermittent Stream: Implications for Native Fish RestorationRyan McShane, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences (advisor: David Cowley), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportRelating Fish Abundance and Condition to Environmental Factors in Desert SinkholesKristin Swaim, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences (advisor: Wiebke J. Boeing), New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportThe Effects of Eutrophication on the Structure and Function of Stream BiofilmsDavid J. VanHorn, Department of Biology (advisor: Clifford Dahm), University of New Mexico
Project Abstract; Final ReportExperimental and Numerical Modeling Analysis of Arsenic-sulfide Precipitation in Groundwater EnvironmentsMatthew F. Kirk, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (advisor: Laura Crossey), University of New Mexico
Project Abstract; Final ReportThe Influence of Predator Detection on Life History Strategies in DAPHNIAIrene M. Roselli, Department of Biology (advisor: Marvin M.F. Lutnesky), Eastern New Mexico University
Project Abstract; Final ReportThe Influence of Larval Culiseta sp. (Diptera: Culicidae) on Behavior and Growth Rate of Tadpole Shrimp Triops longicaudatus (LeConte) (Notostraca: Triopsidae)Nicole M. Harings, Department of Biology, (advisor: Marvin M.F. Lutnesky), Eastern New Mexico University
Project Abstract; Final Report Determination of Heavy Metal Distribution in the Gallinas River Using Aquatic MacrophytesChemanji Shu-Nyamboli and Joel Lowry, Department of Natural Sciences (advisor: Edward A. Martinez), New Mexico Highlands University
Project Abstract-Uranium and Heavy Metals in Macroinvertebrates in the Santa Fe River on the Cochiti ReservationCarlos R. Herrera, Department of Natural Sciences (advisor: Michael L. Meyer), New Mexico Highlands University
Project Abstract; Final ReportRunoff Processes and the Evolution of Water Chemistry in the Saguache Creek Watershed of the Upper Rio GrandeMarty D. Frisbee, Department of Earth and Environmental Science (advisor: Fred Phillips), New Mexico Tech
Project Abstract; Final ReportUse of Remotely Sensed Observations for Improved Distributed Hydrological Modeling in the Jemez River BasinTaufique Mahmood, Department of Earth and Environmental Science (advisor: Enrique Vivoni), New Mexico Tech
Project Abstract; Final ReportMulti-disciplinary Analysis of a New Mexico Cold Water Tufa Spring MoundKatrina Koski, Department of Earth and Environmental Science (advisor: Penelope J. Boston), New Mexico Tech

Student Water Research Awards 2005-2006

 Project AbstractFinal ReportFull TitleAuthors
Project Abstract; Final ReportCattails and Ostracodes: An Investigation of Prehistoric Water Management in the Chupadera Arroyo Basin, Central New MexicoMonica L. (Enke) Murrell; Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, Eastern New Mexico University
Project Abstract; Final Report Groundwater Quality and Well Water Assessment in Las Vegas New Mexico AreaJoel Lowry and Simone-Camille Yelah Tar; Department of Natural Sciences, New Mexico Highlands University
Project Abstract; Final ReportSurveying Health Risks Associated with Arsenic in the Gallinas WatershedJustin Johns-Kaysing; Department of Natural Sciences, New Mexico Highlands University
Project AbstractFinal ReportRiparian Evapotranspiration Estimates on the Middle Rio Grande Using Remote SensingMaritza A. Macias-Corral; Department of Civil and Geological Engineering, New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportModeling of Mass and Heat Transport in Membrane Distillation Process for Brackish Water DesalinationPrajwal Vikram; Department of Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportSoil Recovery After Herbicide Treatment of Saltcedar Stands and Management ImplicationsCheryl Rosel; Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportRapid Detection of Human Fecal Contamination Using sIgA as an IndicatorJessica Hamel; Department of Microbiology and Biology, New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final Reportumerical Modeling Investigation of Fluid Flow Above and Below Sediment-Water InterfacesMeinhard Bayani R. Cardenas; Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech
Project Abstract; Final ReportHydrometeorological Field Studies During the North American Monsoon in the Valles Caldera National PreserveAlex J. Rinehart; Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech
Project Abstract; Final ReportInvestigation of Transpiration Water Loss from Pinyon-Juniper ForestsSue White; Department of Environmental Engineering, New Mexico Tech
Project Abstract; Final ReportWater Quality Along the Middle Rio Grande of New MexicoLydia Zeglin; Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
Project Abstract; Final ReportMycorrhizal Colonization in Cottonwood and Salt Cedar Stands Along the Middle Rio Grande: Implications for Water Quality and Water ConsumptionJennifer Follstad Shah; Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
Project Abstract; Final ReportHuman Impacts on Nitrate Dynamics in Hyporheic Sediments Using a Stable Isotope TracerChelsea Crenshaw; Department of Biology, University of New Mexico

Student Water Research Awards 2003-2004

 Project AbstractFinal ReportFull TitleAuthors
Project Abstract; Final ReportEscherichia coli Source Tracking by DNA Fingerprinting in Diverse Watersheds of Northern New MexicoGreg M. Huey, Department of Natural Sciences, New Mexico Highlands University
Project Abstract; Final ReportUsing Natural Tracers to Improve Estimates of Groundwater Recharge Resulting from SnowmeltSam Earman, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech
Project Abstract; Final ReportWater Quality Assessment in the Gallinas Watershed, Las Vegas, New MexicoThomas Evans, Environmental Geology Program, Department of Natural Sciences, New Mexico Highlands University
Project Abstract; Final Report Under What Conditions are Salinity-gradient Solar Ponds Cost-effective as a Source of Heat and/or Electricity for Desalination of Brackish Groundwater?Robin A. Foldager, Environmental Science, New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportPrehistoric Water Management in the American SouthwestStacy K. Galassini, Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, Eastern New Mexico University
Project Abstract; Final ReportMapping Lake Evaporation Using Satellite ImageryAlex Herting, Tim Farmer, and Jordan Evans; Department of Civil and Geological Engineering, New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportThe Fate of Pharmaceutically Active Drugs in the Rio Grande and GroundwaterMaceo Carrillo Martinet, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
Project Abstract; Final ReportCan Non-Potable Saline Groundwater Be Used for Turfgrass Irrigation?Casey Johnson, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportIdentification of Membrane Foulants in Natural WatersKhalid Mehboob, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico
Project Abstract; Final ReportEffects of Gender and Predation Risk on Depth Choice in the Mosquitofish, Gambusia affinisTony Spitzack, Department of Biology, Eastern New Mexico University
Project Abstract; Final ReportEffects of Burning and Thinning on Forest HydrologyAnthony Madrid, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, New Mexico State University
Project Abstract; Final ReportGeochemistry of Rio Grande Rift Travertine Depositing Springs: Implications for Rio Grande Valley WaterDennis L. Newell, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico
Project Abstract; Final ReportClimate, Land-use Change, and Hydrologic Response: Modeling the Rio Puerco BasinRobert W Wyckoff, Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico Tech