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Student Research Opportunities

 [Marcel Belaval  (MS '03, Boston College) collects marine resistivity data.] Get hands-on applied research experience in near-surface geophysics!

The USGS Office of Groundwater, Branch of Geophysics (OGW BG) is seeking undergraduate and graduate students interested in emerging geophysical methods and novel
applications of geophysical methods for groundwater investigations. OGW BG has opportunities for energetic and motivated students to participate in ongoing applied research initiatives.

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Opportunities for Collaboration

Students collaborating with OGW BG have the opportunity to participate in...

Students can collaborate on existing short- and long-term research projects or propose new ones. Research opportunities are varied and could include field-based projects, data processing and analysis, modeling, code development, and (or) more. Opportunities for limited funding may be available. Time commitment and scheduling varies by project.

Examples of Recent Collaborations

 [Kamini Singha (PhD '05, Stanford University) (right) conducts field research with assistance from Mike Lambert (BS '03, University of Connecticut).] OGW BG has collaborated with numerous students on undergraduate-, masters-, and PhD-level applied research. Examples of recent graduate-level research conducted with OGW BG include:

To learn more about current OGW BG research and activities, please explore our web site, including the Branch mission, research, and publications sections.

 [ Chris Kochiss (MS '05, University of Connecticut) collects radar data.] Cooperative Education Program with the University of Connecticut

OGW BG is located on the Depot Campus of the University of Connecticut (UConn). UConn undergraduate and graduate students can gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge, near-surface geophysics research and fieldwork at OGW BG while participating in related coursework and studies at UConn. For more information, contact OGW BG or Professor Lanbo Liu of the UConn Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering.

Volunteer Opportunities

OGW BG welcomes inquiries from individuals interested in being a USGS Volunteer for Science. Specific volunteer opportunities with OGW BG vary from office to field work, depending on the capabilities of the volunteer and the needs of the Branch at any given time. Ongoing volunteer possibilities include assistance with the Branch web site and translation of technical materials into Spanish.

For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact:

Dr. John Lane, Chief
Office of Groundwater, Branch of Geophysics
U.S. Geological Survey
11 Sherman Place, Unit 5015
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 487-7402

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