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2017 Poster Presentations

Please be sure to attend the Poster Sessions on April 6, 2017, Thursday (10:00 a.m-12:00pm and 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.) in the Mezzanine where a maximum of 20 student and 5 professional posters will be presented.

Information for Poster Presenters:

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  • Posters should be mounted on poster-board no larger than 30"x40" Poster board will be supplied by TNAWRA.
  • Easels will be provided at the Registration Desk and they must be returned when you take down your poster after the business meeting on April 6.
  • Poster must include an abstract.
  • All posters must be displayed by 9:30am on Thursday and remain in place until 6:00 p.m.
  • Presenters must be present during poster sessions and be prepared to give a brief synopsis (5 minutes or less) to the poster judges.
  • Poster sessions are: 10:00am-12:00pm / 5:15-5:45pm
  • Please move your poster to the front of Rooms A&B at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and the meeting. Please stay for the Poster Awards at the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
  • Awards for the best student posters and People's Choice will be presented at the annual TNAWRA Chapter Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6.
  • After the TNAWRA Chapter Meeting, please fold your easel up and take to the Registration desk.

Judging of Student Posters: Posters will be judged by 3 to 5 professionals from various backgrounds who are attending the Symposium. Posters are given scores for each of the following categories: Abstract, presentation of the material, technical content of the poster, topic originality and format/style. 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.

Awards for Student Posters: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".


Student Posters:

High School:



Groundwater Hydrology in a Karst Aquifer at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. Renas Barzanji, TSU

Monitoring Discharge and Hydrograph Response Times for a Large Karst Spring, The Boils, Jackson County, TN. Bethany Boggs, TTU

Development of a Hydrologic Modeling System for the Dry Valley Catchment, Putnam County, Tennessee. John Brackins, TTU

Mastering the Extend of Coal Mining Damage in the Waterways of Tennessee and Surrounding Areas, 2015-17. Zachary Hodge, TTU

Effects of Water Hardness on Bacterial Attachment to Fine Sand. Lara Jarnigan, MTSU

Determining the Presence of Traditional and Alternative Fecal Indicators in Murfreesboro, TN Storm Drain Biofilms. Jordan Jatko, MTSU

Stimulation of Plant Growth by Groundwater Naturally Rich in Sulfide and Calcium. Dannelle Solomon, TSU


Hydrology of an Urban Wetland at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. JeTara Brown, TSU

Modeling Paleofloods in the Tennessee Valley: Associating Flood Deposits with Flows and Performing Frequency Fitting. Hannah Kubas, UT

Effects of Different Cover Crop Species on Soil and Water Quality. Chu Mingwei, UT

Seasonal Variations and Statistical Analysis of the Physicochemical Characteristics in a Developing Wetland in Nashville, Tennessee. Mark Okafor, TSU

Distribution and Microhabitat Use by the Eastern Hellbender Salamander in Tennessee. Jeronimo Silva, TSU

Development of an eDNA Protocol to Detect and Quantify Streamside Salamanders in Low-Order Streams of Middle Tennessee. Nicole Witzel, TSU

Doctoral Candidate:

Critical Shear Stress Measurement of Cohesive Soils in Streams: Identifying Device-Dependent Variability Using an In-Situ Jet Test Device and Conduit Flume. Badal Mahalder, UT

Influence of Environmental Characteristics on Fecal Indicator Measurements in Steams. Lu Yang, UT

Effect of Nutrient Addition during Phytoremediation on Lead Partitioning in Dredged Sediment. Tianxue Yang, UT


Professional Posters:

Assessing the Success of DRAINMOD and Reference Wetlands for the Prediction of Hydrology in Wetland Restoration sites in North Carolina. Eric Neuhaus, Wildlands Engineerng, Inc.

Estimated Use of Water in the Cumberland River Watershed in 2010 and Projections of Public-Supply Water Use to 2040. John Robinson, USGS


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