Dec 2015/Jan 2016

AWRI In the News

“First Movement: Rapid motility of modern sunlight-seeking mat-forming cyanobacteria hold clues to oxygenation of early earth”
InterChange Newsletter (GVSU Regional Math & Science Center), Connections to the STEM Classroom, November 2015
Bopi Biddanda wrote this article about cyanobacteria.

“Floating classroom provides an up close look at local waters”
Sea Grant Michigan, West Michigan Fish Notes, Fall 2015
The article is about our educational cruises aboard the research vessel D. J. Angus.

“Hamilton 8th graders tackle water quality”
The Holland Sentinel, November 25, 2015
Bopi Biddanda was on a panel of water quality experts at Hamilton Middle School to discuss water quality.

“Macatawa Watershed Project to hold annual meeting Dec. 4”
Holland Sentinel, December 1, 2015
Delilah Clement, Emily Kindervater, and Maggie Oudsema each presented information on Project Clarity at this meeting.

State News Service, December 3, 2015
Al Steinman gave testimony at a hearing in Washington D.C. on December 2.

“Local farm experts awarded at Macatawa Watershed Project meeting”
Holland Sentinel, December 4, 2015
Delilah Clement, Emily Kindervater, and Maggie Oudsema each presented information on Project Clarity at this meeting, and were mentioned in the article.

“Guest Post: A ticking time bomb/pipeline (Dire Straits)”
Eclectablog, December 7, 2015
The Blue Economy Report that Al Steinman worked on was mentioned in this article.

“Grad students receive Dean’s Citation Awards”
GV Now (a publication of Grand Valley State University), December 8, 2015
Michael Snider, Graduate student who worked with Bopi Biddanda, got an award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis.  Jared Homola, Graduate student who worked with Carl Ruetz, had his thesis nominated to go to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Thesis competition.

“Student research in the Macatawa Watershed”
Macatawa Watershed EXPLORER, Winter 2015
The article discusses the research projects Delilah Clement and Emily Kindervater are working on for their thesis.

“Al Steinman: Michigan’s Blue Economy”
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Special Faculty Research Colloquium on Water, January 21, 2016.
Al Steinman gave a presentation on Michigan’s Blue Economy.

LMC Events

Dec 11
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Emily Grman, Assistant Professor of Biology at Eastern Michigan University, presented: “Beta Diversity in Restored Prairies: Causes and Consequences”.

Jan 15
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Steven Wilhelm, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee, presented:  “Measuring moments in cyanobacterial ecology – using big data to deal with big blooms”.

Jan 26
The Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership held a public meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.