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2015 Poster Presentations

Please be sure to attend the Poster Sessions on Thursday (10:00 a.m-12:00pm and 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) in the Mezzanine where about 20 posters will be presented.

To encourage student participation, TN Section AWRA gives awards and certificates for best student poster in each category of High School, Undergraduate & Graduate. The Attendees will also vote for a "People's Choice Poster Award". If you are not affiliated with a university or a student poster presenter and would like to be a judge, please send email to Regan McGahen or Daniel Saint.

Information for Poster Presenters: The poster session will be limited to 20 student posters and 10 professional posters due to space limitations. Selection of poster presentations will be based on the quality and content of the abstracts. Posters should be mounted on poster board no larger than 3’x 5’ and must include an abstract somewhere on the poster. All posters must be displayed by 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015. Presenters of student posters are required to be with their posters during all poster session times and give a brief synopsis (5 minutes or less) of their poster to the Poster Judges and attendess. Awards for the best student posters will be presented at the annual TN Chapter Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Student Posters:

High School:



Illustrating Chemicals [Kool Aid] Leaching and Adsorption by Alfisols and Mollisols Soils Found on Flood Plain, Stream Terrace and Upland Landscapes in Middle Tennessee to Undergraduate Students by Lindsey Andreasen, MTSU

Groundwater Hydrology at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN by Renas Barzanji, TSU

Quantitative Tracer Studies at Mammoth Cave National Park with Implications for Contaminant Transport by JeTara Brown, TSU

Groundwater Source Assessment of the Rock House Springshed, Carter County, TN by Zachary Fridell, ETSU

Investigation of Fecal Bacteria and Nutrient Levels in Lees Spring Branch, Rutherford County, TN by Lara Jarnagin, MTSU

Reversing Acid-rock Drainage by Stimulating Sulfur-Reducing Bacteria by Ronald Oniszczak, TSU


Recharge to the Memphis Aquifer in Southwestern Tennessee, an Example of a Sand-dominated Coastal Plain Aquifer in a Humid Region by John Bursi, University of Memphis

Associations between Agricultural Land Use and Fish Assemblages in the Nolichucky River Watershed by Hayley Gotwald, UTK

Bankfull Geomorphic Relationships and River2D Assessment in Small Catchments of the Cumberland Plateau Ecoregion by Ryan Hodges, UTK

Knoxville Microclimates: Spatial Variability in Air and Water Temperature across Four Urban Neighborhoods by David A. Howe, UTK

Linking Complex Organic Feedstock Characteristics to Microbial Metabolic Activities in Anaerobic Codigesters by Juliet Ohemeng-Ntiamoah, TTU

Establishing Performance and Design Thresholds for Regenerative Stormwater Conveyances through Modeling and Monitoring by Jessica Thompson, UTK

LiDAR Compared to NED and Surveyed Data in HEC-RAS by Joseph C. Thornton, TTU

Spatial Distribution of Sediment and Microbes in Streams by Thomas M. Walton, UTK

Doctoral Candidate:

Seasonal Aquatic Metabolism in an Agricultural Stormwater Treatment Wetland by Bing B. Cao, UTK

Calibration of Levee Breach: A Case study on New-Madrid Floodway, Illinois, USA by Tigsfu T. Dullo, TTU

Classification of Sediment Source Potential in Small Urbanizing Stream Systems by Robert Woockman, UTK


Professional Posters:

Optimal Allocation of Agricultural Water Use in the Humid Southeastern U.S Using Hydro-Economic Modeling by Dayton Lambert, UTK

Rainwaters for Tennessee. Andrea Ludwig, UTK


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