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February 2018 Newsletter

A Closer Look #179

Pictured: (left) Molly Lane (right) Paige Kleindl

AWRI Graduate Students Awarded Scholarships

Graduate students Molly Lane and Paige Kleindl have both been awarded $2,000 scholarships from the West Michigan Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association! The scholarships will help both students fund their respective thesis research projects. Molly (advised by Dr. Rick Rediske) is comparing the Colilert test and qPCR as two methods of detecting total coliform bacteria and E. coli bacteria for Lake Michigan beach monitoring. Paige (advised by Dr. Al Steinman) is studying the community dynamics of aquatic plants and epiphytic algae that grow on the surface of plants within the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern. Congratulations, students!