IMMERSING STUDENTS INTO WATER RESEARCH: UTILIZING OVER A DECADE WELL FIELD DATA
The well field has been in operation for over a decade and with water data being collected regularly that include the depth to groundwater, temperature, conductivity, and pH are collected regularly while other chemical parameters like nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, iron, chlorine are collected irregularly. Several hydrogeology students have conducted independent research in the well field and have presented their data/findings in local, regional, and national conferences. The instructor has also presented some data/findings at conferences; as well as use the data in class discussions and presentations. The current data from 2004 through May of 2017 shows an increase in groundwater temperature within the well field, while the water levels continue to rise. Some students’ presentations will be highlighter during presentation.