Microbial Sampling for US EPA

Summary:

Work as a citizen scientist with Watershed UGA to collect water samples for the EPA.  No experience is necessary as all sampling training will be provided.

Contact: Engineering graduate student Ashwini Kannan (ashwini.kannan25@uga.edu). 

Details:

Assist with sampling for fecal coliform in three streams on and off-campus as part of a Citizen Science Project to help EPA test the application of its “Virtual Beach” statistical modeling tool (currently used in recreational beaches) to urban streams. 

 All necessary sampling supplies will be provided; students will be trained in sampling and will collect samples at the sites and days/general times established by EPA and Watershed UGA and deliver the samples to Erin Lipp’s lab.  It might be a good idea for students to work in pairs and Ashwini could use several pairs to help him.  References: Micro CSI-Urban Edition: A Microbial Citizen Science Initiative in Urban Watersheds (EPA internal proposal)-- will send to you upon request. Contact: Engineering graduate student Ashwini Kannan (ashwini.kannan25@uga.edu). 

Resource list

Name Organization Contact/URL Tags
Tyra Byers Office of Sustainability, Facilities Management Division tyrab@uga.edu
Water
Shana Jones Carl Vinson Institute of Government shanaj@uga.edu
Water
water conservation
Office of Sustainability Interns Office of Sustainability sustainability.uga.edu/interns
Transportation
Water
Waste
zero waste
Energy
Food
Residence Halls
art
Human Dimensions
Public Health
Georgia River Network garivers.org
Water
Upper Oconee Watershed Network info@uown.org
Water
water conservation
stormwater
Oconee River Land Trust oconeeriverlandtrust.org
Water
water conservation
stormwater
Watershed UGA watershed@uga.edu
Water
water conservation
stormwater
Student Dietetic Association http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/student-dietetic-association
Public Health
Environmental Health Science Club clubehs@gmail.com
Public Health
Athens Farmers Market marketmanager@athensfarmersmarket.net
Food
food security
food waste
Public Health
Community
Athens Farm to School athensfarmtoschool@gmail.com
food security
food waste
Public Health
The Sparrow's Nest http://sparrowsnestmission.org/contact-us/
Public Health
Athens Land Trust admin@athenslandtrust.org
Built Environment
Community
grounds
urban ecology