NorthEast Water Resources Network (NEWRnet) Intern Receives Environmental Studies Award from the University of Vermont (UVM)

Austin Wilkes was recently awarded the Ian A. Worley Award by the environmental studies department at the University of Vermont. Wilkes was an undergraduate intern in the NEWRNet program during the summer of 2016 and is currently a senior at the University of Vermont. He studies environmental science with a focus on chemistry, and was honored for his work to understand riverine iron chemistry across NEWRnet catchments with Dr. Andrew Schroth, Research Assistant Professor of Geology (UVM), an Ecological Systems Science Leader with the Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VT EPSCoR) and the Sensor Group for NEWRnet.

The Ian A. Worley Award was named for the Director of the Environmental Program from 1994 to 2008, and is intended to encourage and support creativity and independent thinking in the pursuit of addressing environmental goals. Students recognized with this award receive financial support for their proposed innovative and imaginative projects.