Integrating research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.


Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Due to health and safety concerns for staff, students, and guests, AWRI has implemented the following changes. Learn more about GVSU's coronavirus response at

  • In accordance with University protocols, AWRI is closing its doors starting Thursday, March 19 at noon. Phone calls may be routed during this time, or picked up by staff remotely from off campus.
  • AWRI's seminar series is canceled for the rest of this semester.
  • All cruises onboard the D.J. Angus and W.G. Jackson scheduled April 13 - June 5 have been canceled. Group organizers may send questions to (616) 331-3749 and

Graduate Research Assistantships

AWRI is currently accepting applications for graduate research assistantships, available to full-time students interested in pursuing a Master of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in aquatic sciences. View the full assistantship announcement.

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Congratulations to Dr. Janet Vail for receiving the Blue Planet Award at the annual @projectwet (Water Education Today) conference in recognition of 20 years of service as the Michigan Coordinator. She also organized the 2017 Project WET conference in Traverse City.

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