Brad Pitcher receives NAGT-USGS Internship for Summer 2012

Congratulations to Brad Pitcher who received a summer 2012 NAGT-USGS Internship. He will work with Dr. Jake Lowenstern at the USGS in Menlo Park, CA and in the field at Yellowstone. Brad will work on a research project entitled "Quantifying Past and Present Output of Magmatic Volatiles at the Yellowstone Volcanic System."

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers and the US Geological Survey started the NAGT-USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program in 1965 and more than 1500 students have participated.

Past CWU recipients of this internship include:

  • Brett Shurtleff, Summer 2010, " Field Characterization and Instrumentation of Active Landslides Located in Southwestern Colorado and Along the Central Coast of Oregon." Dr. William Schultz, USGS, Golden, CO was Brett's mentor.

  • Corey Dimond, Spring 2009, "Building Understanding of Great Earthquake Potential Through Construction of a Global Seismic Profile Database." Dr. Joan Gomberg, USGS, Seattle, WA was Corey's mentor.

  • Angie Diefenbach, Summer 2005, "Volcano geodesy at the Cascades Volcano Observatory" under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Dzurisin, USGS Cascade Volcano Observatory, WA.