Archives for July 12, 2016

Summer solutions

High school students experience intensity of lab life in six-week research academy

Dr. Jonghyun Park oversees high school students Daniel Yoon and Jessica Slavick during the Summer Research Academy. The project focuses on energy storage as Daniel creates a lithium ion battery. Photo by Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

High school students Daniel Yoon and Jessica Slavick are taking part in this year’s Summer Research Academy at Missouri S&T. Their projects focus on energy storage. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Jessica Slavick and Daniel Yoon could be spending their summer idly soaking in the sun at the neighborhood pool, or earning extra cash as a coffee barista or movie theater usher.

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Bartels travels west on ‘Grand Challenge’ topic with EPA

Missouri S&T student Katie Bartels is studying salt marshes this summer in Oregon as part of an EPA fellowship. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T student Katie Bartels is studying the Tillamook Bay salt marshe this summer in Oregon as part of an EPA fellowship program.
Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

There are few places that have better summers than the United States’ Pacific Northwest. Mild temperatures, clear days, low humidity — and no rain.

Missouri University of Science and Technology student Katherine Bartels, a senior in environmental engineering from Independence, Missouri, is experiencing this year’s Pacific Northwest summer through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship. Bartels is working out of Newport, Oregon, studying salt marshes’ ability to remove nitrogen from the ecosystem. [Read more…]