Fan Zhang M.S. Student, University of Kansas
It was the first time that I ever get close to the rocky mountain range and was attracted by its astonishing and scenic view. Dr. Parsekian and his fellow students Taylor and Rodrigo hosted me, and I really enjoyed the field works and training I did with them. Dr. Parsekian spent much time training me with the process and inversion software for both borehole and surface NMR in such a short period. Not only the data I interpreted here was fruitful, but the passion that revealed from his active-thinking of the problems that we encountered was encouraging. The knowledge I learned about the NMR equipment and data process will help me strengthen my research skill in the future.
Jonathan Resop Senior Lecturer (MPSGIS Program), University of Maryland
Thanks again for this amazing opportunity. The visit to Blacksburg is where we flew Dr. Hession's drone lidar system to scan Strouble's Creek. I also spent a lot of time working with his graduate students to help teach them methods for processing the lidar data.
Attendee 2018 CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium
The venue was great -- it allowed for high quality interactions with colleagues and students from across the country. Most conferences allow you to briefly see people and then they scatter. This was great because everyone was 'captive' for the whole meeting and all meals were communal. This made the meeting have a very inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. I know that my student really enjoyed the opportunity to interact with faculty from around the country in a non-threatening environment.
CUAHSI's Director Emeritus and current Tufts University Research Professor, Richard Hooper, has been selected as the 2018 Edward A. Flinn III awardee by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). 33 individuals were recognized this year for their dedication to science for the benefit of humanity and their achievements in Earth and space science.
'I am gratified by the recognition by my colleagues, particularly those who took the time to nominate me for this award. I hope that my efforts have laid the foundation for community cooperation that will advance the interdisciplinary science of water and I look forward to continuing success for CUAHSI,' says Hooper.
The recipients represent many areas of Earth and space science and come from a variety of backgrounds including early career researchers, climate scientists, data scientists, and journalists. Their passion, vision, creativity, and leadership have helped to expand scientific understanding, pave the way to new research directions, and have made Earth and space science accessible, relevant, and inspiring to audiences across the scientific community and general public.
For the full press release, click here.
Joseph M. Krienert Graduate Student / Southern Illinois University
As I await my departure flight from the chilly terminal at Dulles, I am kept warm by the afterglow of the best couple consecutive months in my life. Thank y'all so much.
Benjamin Ruddell Associate Professor / Northern Arizona University
Thank you so much for [CUAHSI's] work and general support on launching the citizen science integration of the Crowd Hydrology (text based) and Mobile Hydrology (image processing based) citizen science hydrology networks into the CUAHSI Water Data Services and HydroClient!...This has been a complete success, and we met our deadline for the Summer Institute. We are now positioned to show off this capability to the National Weather Service, and to pursue creative explorations of the possibilities - thanks to you.
Mike Johnson Graduate Student / University of California, Santa Barbara
Personally I want to let you know how much I appreciate all the support CUAHSI has given my graduate career. I wouldn’t be able to have done everything I have up until this point without you guys.
Jiaqi Zhang Graduate Student / University of Texas at Austin
I was grateful for being selected to participate 2016 Summer Institute administered by in CUAHSI. The SI provides a great opportunity for students to walk out of school and cooperate with people from different backgrounds. Working with them not only enabled me to integrate my technical skills into other principles, but also made us build friendship we would value through years. Attending this program was a great help to my current research and it was definitely a priceless experience during the course of my Ph.D. program.
Justine Neville Graduate Student / North Carolina State University
The instructors for the workshop were amazing. They were all incredibly qualified to lead a workshop such as this and inspired a lot of free thinking and ideas that I hope to flesh out more in the future. I am incredibly grateful of CUAHSI for putting on a workshop that had so many like-minded intellectual people. It was a wonderful experience getting to talk to so many people working on similar projects.
Sarah Cadieux Assistant Professor / Sweet Briar College
CUAHSI has a range of funding opportunities geared towards early career scientists. I became involved with CUAHSI through the Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant. This grant allowed me to travel to Colby College and learn about water quality buoy instrumentation in preparation for ordering and deploying one at Sweet Briar College!
Overall, the proposal is well written, the activities are well organized, the approach for wide scale adoption is sound, and partnering with CUAHSI and NWC is a real strength of the proposal.
In particular, the proposed partnerships with CUAHSI, a NSF supported 100-member university consortium, and NWC represent critical additional value to the proposal in terms of ensuring access to quality data and modeling resources. They further support the targeted wide-scale adoption envisioned by the investigators.
The propagation of the work will be built on the existing CUAHSI network, which provides a connected community with shared interest in this work and existing relationships between potential adopters, again increasing the likelihood of propagation.
Cindy Glass Program Associate / Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN)
Kudos to CUAHSI and staff for being an amazing and responsive resource!
Dr. Ali Mirchi Assistant Professor / University of Texas El Paso
The LTAW program provided a good, unconventional opportunity to bring researchers and members of the public together in a forum about water. The process of planning and hosting the LTAW event and follow-up conversations made it possible for the organizers to develop ideas for future events and research projects, although those are still in developing stage. An emerging research topic is effective public engagement in water resources planning in the Middle Rio Grande Basin to recognize the regional water resources management challenges and foster consensus about future water management strategies.
University of Texas at El Paso was a 2016 Challenge Grant Awardee.
Concepcion Rodriguez Fourquet University of Puerto Rico
I learned about CUAHSI Data Services in the American Geophysical Union 2015 meeting. Immediately I knew that they could help with my hydrology data. After conversations and guidance, I was able to organize and synthesize the data from streams I was studying in Puerto Rico. The data was finally published and ready to be discovered in the CUAHSI web site.
Tirik Ford Representative of MWDIS Group / George Mason University
The Mason Water Data Information System (MWDIS) is a platform designed to share water data collected by researchers at George Mason University. Our goal is to encourage water data sharing and to provide an internet-based system to facilitate water data publishing for the Mason research community. CUAHSI is used to help make our data more accessible and available for anyone to use.
I'd just like to give a thank you to you and the whole CUAHSI team for helping us (Flood Hazards Research Lab at George Mason University) with uploading data. I came on in October at our lab and the help you all have given has truly been a life saver.
Jacob Feistner Graduate Student and Instructor / Salish Kootenai College
There are several different reasons I feel Hydrodesktop is a good fit for students at Salish Kootenai College (SKC).This opens up data they may not have known how to access otherwise.
Susan Paddack Executive Director / The Oka’ Institute
This type of water science educational outreach program is an excellent opportunity for institutes such as ours to accomplish their mission and implement activities that support their strategic goals. The panelists participated in honest, open dialogue with participants that were in direct alignment with our Core Values; one of which is ‘Best outcomes are reached through information driven, open discussions and that is the exact platform this CUAHSI program made possible.
The Oka’ Institute was a 2016 Challenge Grant Awardee.
Sue Brantley Distinguished Professor of Geosciences, Director of Earth and Environmental Systems Institute / The Pennsylvania State University
The Water Data Center has been an unpaid collaborator on our Shale Network grant and has had the responsibility of helping us organize, format, upload, and store water quality and quantity data in the area of shale gas development in the northeastern U.S.A...In every way the team has gone beyond all expectations to facilitate our effort.
Steve Chignell Graduate Student / Colorado State University
I'm very glad I attended the workshop [Master Class: Water Sustainability in a Global Economy]. The instructors were both excellent; they had distinct and overlapping perspectives that worked helped in the communication and rumination of the concepts. I thought the hands-on exercises were very useful, and give me a starting point for moving forward with these techniques in my own research. I also appreciated the willingness of the instructors to explore these topics after class and between sessions. The field trips were a great way to get outside and continue the conversations, and Flagstaff is an excellent location for that reason.
Lilit Yeghiazarian Assistant Professor / University of Cincinnati
Prior to establishment of WDC services, searching for data, processing them and making them otherwise suitable for analysis and modeling would, even if successful, take a disproportionately large amount of time in any project. With the advent of WDC services, the amount of time dedicated to finding data is minimized, making more room for in-depth analysis of water patterns.