REU Publications

REU Publications

NSF/ REU Site: Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering

 

Proceedings of Research (2007-2016)

  • 2007 NSF REU Proceedings of Research: Research Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences and Engineering (Edited by: T. Younos, V.K. Lohani and M. Licher). Virginia Water Resources Research Center Special Report SR42-2008. 60 pp. 

  • 2008 NSF REU Proceedings of Research: Research Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences and Engineering (Edited by: T. Younos, V.K. Lohani and M. Licher). Virginia Water Resources Research Center Special Report SR43-2008. 96 pp.

  • 2009 REU Proceedings of Research: Research Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences and Engineering (Edited by: T. Parece, T. Younos, and V.K. Lohani). Virginia Water Resources Research Center Special Report SR47-2009. 98 pp.

  • 2011 and 2012 NSF REU Proceedings of Research: Research Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering (Edited by: V. K. Lohani and S. Welch), 2011 (182 pages), 2012 (177 pages).

  • 2013 NSF REU Proceedings of Research: Research Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering (Edited by: V.K. Lohani and H. Raamanathan) (184 pages).

  • 2014 and 2015 NSF REU Proceedings of Research: Research Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering (Edited by: V.K. Lohani and D. Basu). 2014 (171 pages), 2015 (179 pages).

  • 2016 NSF REU Proceedings of Research: Research Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering (Edited by: V.K. Lohani and D. Basu). 2016 (under preparation).

Conference/Journal Publications/Edited Book ( NSF REU Participant and Co-Author are in bold)

  1. Basu, D., & McDonald, W., & Brogan, D. S., & Maczka, D. K., & Lohani, V. K. (2016, June), Combined Contribution of 12 REU Scholars to the Development of the LEWAS Lab. Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26512.
  2. Clark, H. A., McDonald, W. M., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R. L.(2015) Investigating the Response of a Small Urbanized Watershed to Acute Toxicity Events via Analysis of High Frequency Environmental Data. American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR). 12(3),  pp. 5-17
  3. Basu D., Purviance, J., Maczka, D., Brogan, D. S., Lohani. V. K. (2015).Work-in-Progress: High-Frequency Environmental Monitoring Using a Raspberry Pi-Based System. 122nd ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, WA, USA, June 14–17, 2015. (won Woody Everett Award from Computers in Education Division of ASEE)
  4. Fahrenfeld, N., Cozzarelli, I. M., Bailey, Z., & Pruden, A. (2014). Insights into biodegradation through depth-resolved microbial community functional and structural profiling of a crude-oil contaminant plume. Microbial Ecology, 68(3), 453-462. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-014-0421-6.
  5. Qin, M., Molitor, H., Brazil, B., Novak, J. T., & He, Z. (2016). Recovery of nitrogen and water from landfill leachate by a microbial electrolysis cell-forward osmosis system. Bioresource Technology, V 200, PP 485-492. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.10.066
  6. Clark, B., St. Clair, J., and Edwards, M. (2015) Copper Deposition Corrosion Elevates Lead Release to Potable Water.  JAWWA. 107 (11).
  7. Clark, B. N, Masters, S. V. and Edwards, M. (2015). Lead Release to Drinking Water from Galvanized Steel Pipe Coatings. Environmental Engineering Science DOI: 10.1089/ees.2015.0073
  8. Johnson, K., Lee, H. and Xia, K. (2016). Distribution of Neonicotinoids in a Surface Stream and their Transformation in Sediment and Soil. Elements. Boston College, Spring 2016, 39-46.
  9. Hester, E.T., C.R. Guth, D.T., Scott, and Jones, C.N.  (2016). Vertical surface water-groundwater exchange processes within a short residence time floodplain induced by experimental floods along a headwater stream.  Hydrological Processes.  Published online.
  10. FitzGerald, K., Chen, C.Q., Xia, K. (2016). Occurrence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in an urban-impacted stream, Blacksburg, VA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. September 25-28, 2016, Denver, CO.
  11. Xia, K., FitzGerald, K., Chen, C.Q., Badgley, B. (2016). Storm water runoff-a source of emerging contaminants in urban streams. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. December 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, CA.
  12. Jones, C.N., Scott, D.T., Guth, C.R., Hester, E.T. and Hession, W.C. (2015).  Seasonal variation in floodplain biogeochemical processing in a restored headwater stream.  Environmental Science & Technology 49:13190−13198.
  13. Menichino, G.T., Scott, D.T. and Hester, E.T.  (2015). Abundance and dimensions of naturally occurring macropores along stream channels and the effects of artificially constructed large macropores on transient storage.  Freshwater Science 34(1):125–138.
  14. Menichino, G.T., Ward, A.S. and Hester. E.T. (2014). Macropores as preferential flow paths in meander bends.  Hydrological Processes 28(3): 482-495.
  15. Sain, A. E., Griffin, A., & Dietrich, A. M. (2014). Assessing taste and visual perception of Mn(II) and Mn(IV). Journal of the American Water Works Association, 106(1), E32-E32. DOI:10.5942/jawwa.2014.106.0003
  16. St. Clair, J., Clark, B. and Edwards, M. (2014). Issues Associated With Use Of Dielectrics In Drinking Water Systems.  JAWWA.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2014.106.0065
  17. Clark, B., Masters, S., & Edwards, M.  (2014). Profile Sampling to Characterize Particulate Lead Risks in Potable Water. Environmental Science & Technology. 48 (12), pp 6836–6843. 
  18. Lohani, V., K., (2014). Experience in Implementing an NSF/REU site on Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering during 2007 – 13.  ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, IN, USA, June 15-18, 2014.
  19. Clark, B.C. St.Cartier, J., Clair, S., Triantafyllidou, M. (2013). Prevost and M. Edwards. Effect of Connection Type on Galvanic Corrosion between lead and copper Pipes.  JAWWA 105(10) E576-E586.
  20. Dymond, R., Lohani, V. K., Brogan, D. S., and Martinez, M. (2013). Integration of a Real-Time Water and Weather Monitoring System into a Hydrology Course, Proceedings 2013 Annual ASEE Conference, Atlanta, June 23-26.
  21. Fahrenfeld, N., Ma, Y., O’Brien, M., & Pruden, A. (2013). Reclaimed water as a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes: distribution system and irrigation implications. Frontiers in Microbiology4, 130. http://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2013.00130
  22. Odukale, O., Xia, K., and Ciparis, S. (2013). Examining the Biological Effects of 4-Nonylphenol on freshwater mussels (Medionidus Conradicus). Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Nashville, TN.
  23. St. Clair, J., Stampoulous, C. and Edwards, M. (2012).  Increased Distance Between Galvanic Pb:Cu Pipe Connections Decreases Lead Release.  Corrosion Science.  68:779-783.
  24. Clark, B., and Edwards, M. Deposition Corrosion of Galvanized Steel in the Presence of Copper. Corrosion Science. 72(1), 119-131 (2016).
  25. Aulenbach, K.E., Menichino, G.T., and Hester. E.T. (2012).  Macropores within the hyporheic zone: abundance, dimensions, and importance at baseflow. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Charlotte, NC.
  26. Fahrenfeld, N., Bailey, Z., Pruden, A., McGuire, J.M., and Cozzarelli, I. M. (2012). Role of microbial community structure and function in BTEX biodegradation at the Bemidji Crude-Oil Spill Site. Oral Presentation at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Charlotte, NC.
  27. Nguyen, C.K., Clark, B., Stone, K.R., and Edwards, M. (2011). Acceleration of galvanic lead solder corrosion due to phosphate.  Corrosion Science. 53(4), 1515-1521.
  28. Sicking, V.G., Menichino, G.T., Ward, A.S., and Hester, E.T.  (2011). Characterizing the effects of macropores on hyporheic zone hydraulics in meander bends.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN.  
  29. Ellenberg, R., Singh, G., Pruden, A., and Widdowson, M.A. (2011). Dissolution Characteristics of Weathered Petroleum Deposits from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Blowout: An Experimental Study, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. 
  30. Prugue, R., Levitan, D., Schreiber, M. (2011). Apatite dissolution rates as a function of grain size, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  31. Diesel, E., Nadimpalli, M., Hull, M., Vikesland, P. and Schreiber, M. (2009).  Assessing arsenic bioavailability through the use of bioassays.  AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco CA.
  32. Lohani, V., K., Younos, T. (2008). Implementation and Assessment of an interdisciplinary NSF/Research Experiences for undergraduates (REU) Site on Watershed Sciences and engineering.  ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, USA.
  33. Burrell, C. Dietrich, A., Falkinham, J., and Cerrato, J. (2007). Managing Manganese in Drinking Water: An Assessment for Microbes and Metals. Abstract in Proceedings of 2007 Virginia/West Virginia Water Research Symposium . November 26-30, 2007, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. Page 300.
  34. Tucker, C., Omur-Ozbek, P., and Dietrich. A. (2007). Determination of the Taste Threshold of  Iron in Water. Abstract in Proceedings of 2007 Virginia/West Virginia Water Research Symposium, November 26-30, 2007, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. Page 301.
  35.  Clark, B., Nguyen, C. and Edwards, M.  (2007). Solubility as a Mechanism for CSMR Effects on Lead Leaching. Abstract in Proceedings of 2007 Virginia/West Virginia Water Research Symposium, November 26-30, 2007, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. Page 290.

 

Information Dissemination at NSF Awarded Conferences/Other National Conferences

  1. CarolanM., Rhoads, W., Pruden, A., and Edwards, M.   NSF/AAAS Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, February 25-27 2016.  Effects of Flow Rate on Turbidity and Microbial Growth in Premise Plumbing Systems. Awarded First place in the Technology and Engineering Category
  2. Basu, D., Purviance, J., Brogan, D.S., Lohani, V.K., (2015) High-Frequency Environmental Monitoring Using a Raspberry Pi-Based System.  . Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM , February 19-21, 2015, Washington, D.C.
  3.  McDonald, W.M., Scally, W., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L. (2015). Modifying the Index Velocity Method Applied to a Small Urban Stream: A 10 Week REU Study. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, February 19-21, 2015, Washington, D.C.
  4. Delgoshaei, P., Greer, D., Brogan, D., and Lohani, V. K., 2012. Design and Application of a Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring Lab in Sustainability Education, Poster presented at NSF EEC Awardee Conference, Arlington, VA, March 4-6.
  5. Lohani, V.K. and Welch, S., 2012. NSF/REU Site: Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering, Poster presented at NSF EEC Awardee Conference, Arlington, VA, March 4-6.
  6. Lohani, M., T. Younos and V. K. Lohani. 2009. Analysis of NSF REU Site’s Assessment Experiences. Poster presentation at the NSF Engineering Education Awardees Conference. February 1-3, 2009, Arlington, Virginia.   
  7.  Younos, T. 2009. Interdisciplinary undergraduate research experiences in watershed sciences and engineering.  NSF sponsored session at the National SACNAS Conference, Dallas, TX. October 17, 2009.  Mollie Pettit, a 2007 NSF REU participant, was also invited to share her summer research experience.
  8. Younos, T. and V. K. Lohani. 2007. Research Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences and Engineering. Poster presentation at the NSF Engineering Education Awardees Conference, September 26-28, 2007, Arlington, Virginia. 
  9. Lohani, V. K. and Younos, T., 2011. NSF/REU Site: Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering (2007-2013), Poster presented at NSF/EEC Awardees Conference, March 13-15, 2011, Reston, VA.
  10. Younos, T., and Lohani, V. K., 2010. NSF REU Program in Interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences and Engineering: Accomplishments and Lessons Learned, Poster presented at NSF/EEC Awardees Conference, Jan. 31- Feb. 02, 2010, Reston, VA.

 

Planned Publications Resulting out of REU Site work or Papers in review 

  1. Gile, B., Schulte, M., McLaughlin D. (in prep) Hydrologic Influences on Surface Peat Characteristics at the Great Dismal Swamp:  Implications for Carbon Storage and Fire Vulnerability.  Wetlands. (2016)
  2. Ensor, B.L., D.T. Scott, E.T. Hester, B. Strahm, R.Q. Thomas, C.N. Jones, T. Weiglein, and W.C. Hession.  Spatial and Temporal Trends in Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from a Temperate Floodplain along a Stream-Riparian-Upland Gradient.  Ecological Applications: in preparation.
  3. Xia, K., FitzGerald, K., Chen, C.Q., Badgley, B. 2016. Storm water runoff-a source of emerging contaminants in urban streams. Environmental Science and Technology. (in prep)
  4. Basu, D., Lohani, V. K., and Muffo,  J. Research Experiences for Undergraduate in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering: Accomplishments in Nine Years, to be submitted to the American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR) in fall 2016.

Best Paper Awards/Honors

  1. Maggie Carolan* received a Sustainable Water Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the College of Natural Resources: $4,650 (2015).She was also a co-recipient of the inaugural VT Ut Prosim Award as a member of the Flint Water Study team (2016).
  2. Carolan*, M., Rhoads, W., Pruden, A., and Edwards, M.   NSF/AAAS Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, February 25-27 2016.  Effects of Flow Rate on Turbidity and Microbial Growth in Premise Plumbing Systems. Awarded first place in the Technology and Engineering Category.
  3. Robert Miles Ellenberg*, 1st Place Best Poster Presentation, “Resistance Genes as Contaminants and Potential Treatment Options,” 2nd Annual Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Day, April 13 (2012).
  4. Brandi Clark*, University of Missouri-Rolla (2007 NSF REU participant) - First Place Award, 2008 Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Student Technical Paper Competition, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008 (Honolulu, May 12-16, 2008).
  5. Christopher Burrell*, Hampton University (2007 NSF REU participant) - Undergraduate Researcher Best Paper Presentation Award, Virginia-West Virginia Water Research Symposium, November 28-29, 2007, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  6. AWWA Outstanding Conference Paper/Presentation Award: Brandi Clark* (2012 WQTC)
  7. AWWA Fellowships:  Brandi Clark* (2011 Holly Cornell Scholarship); Brandi Clark* (2013 Wolman)

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