Student Water Research Awards 2015-2016

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

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