T-RUST students receive grant for studying groundwater in southeast Michigan

This year, T-RUST trainees Colleen Linn (Anthropology), Camille Akemann (Pharmacology) and Brendan O'Leary (Civil Engineering) received a $10,000 grant from the American Geophysical Union in order to host a series of sessions about best practices in interdisciplinary research, and to further explore how to make the interdisciplinary research process more rewarding and effective. The team will attend and host a session at a conference in each of the trainee's home disciplines, in order to broaden exposure and discourse about interdisciplinary research and sustainability across academic disciplines. Their research project, "Groundwater quality in Southeast Michigan: Corridors towards exposure and conceptualizing municipal response," focuses on groundwater issues that are often overlooked due to the state's freshwater reserves. Linn will be taking a closer look at social and policy issues surrounding the dioxane plume in Ann Arbor, while also looking into how Detroit manages its groundwater resources. T-RUST is an interdisciplinary PhD program, funded by the National Science Foundation intending to train students in interdisciplinary thinking and practices to foster urban sustainability initiatives.  


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T-RUST students receive grant for studying groundwater in southeast Michigan 3/5/2019
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