Congratulations to MJ and Kevin on their acceptance into the 2016 cohort of the Stanford Summer Undergraduate Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE) Program! MJ was accepted into the Fendorf lab in the department of Earth System Science and will be working with Dr. Marie Muehe on arsenic uptake in rice, while Kevin was accepted into the Payne Lab in Geological Sciences. We hope you have a blast in your summer program and don't forget to take pictures!
Shima and Andrew graduated on June 11th and are off to pharmacy school! Shima has been working on determining the trace metal and metalloid content of Chinese herbs along with helping Claudia with her urban ag sampling for more than a year. We'll miss her dearly and hope she has time to come back and visit. Andrew has been helping on multiple projects throughout the lab including Alex's Salton Sea project determining the source and composition of aerosols in the vicinity of the drying sea, You've both brought so much fun and awesomeness to our group, best of luck from all of us and come visit soon!
Shima (left) and Andrew (right) with their Grad balloons.
To say congratulations to our graduating seniors, Shima, Andrew, and Anya (not pictured) and to send MJ and Kevin off to SURGE, we had our end of year potluck in the beautiful Sci Lab 217 conference room. Shima and Andrew are off to pharmacy school and Anya will be returning home to the bay area to prepare for graduate school. We're going to miss our awesome seniors! Don't forget to come back to our parties!
From left to right around the table: Mariejo (MJ), Kevin, Alex, Weiwei, Claudia, Rebecca (not sure why she's pointing at Claudia so angrily), Amy, Phil (in hallway), Shima, and Andrew.
Claudia was selected to receive one of UC Office of the President GFI Fellowships with an award of $4,000! Claudia gets to represent our university as one of the ambassadors for global food security and will travel to Sacramento and other UCs to discuss food security projects with other fellows, faculty, and UCANR members. Big congratulations Claudia! Very well deserved!