Environmental Quality Lab Employee

Experience Type: 
Student Employee
Date Participated: 
May, 2011 to August, 2011
Experience Description: 
This past summer I was involved with the continuous monitoring of nearshore hypoxia and the maintenance required on the optical sondes deployed at Apache Pier. I was also involved in event-driven sampling during hypoxia. I did in-field sampling for river gauging and ran the samples for BOD and Toxicity (using Daphnia magna) once back in the lab. In addition to working in the lab, I conducted a student research project studying the relationships of TSS/VSS, Chlorophyll, Turbidity, and Radon at Apache Pier and their effects on hypoxic events.
This experience gave me an idea of what it would be like to work in the real world, and how to apply what I learn in class to real life examples.