Monday, March 9, 2020
Congratulations to HAS Professor Xubin Zeng!
Nominated by the NASA science leadership to participate in the AGU Centennial Narratives Project during the annual fall meeting in 2019, Xubin's 25-minute interview has been added to the AGU Narratives Community on StoryCorps and was archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress on March 6, 2020. In the interview, he talks about the beauty and power of simple mathematics and its impact on his life and career.
The StoryCorps Archive comprises one of the largest digital collections of human voices in the world and is housed withi... Read More
Monday, February 24, 2020
Research just published in Nature Communications by HAS Assistant Professor Laura Condon shows that even under modest climate warming scenarios, loss of groundwater may accelerate drying trends in the eastern United States. This new first-of-its-kind study simulates how water moves in the subsurface, particularly lateral movement, and connects with the land surface.
Condon used a large-scale computer simulation to demonstrate how groundwater will respond to persistent warming. Results show the eastern U.S. becoming much more sensitive to a lowering of the water table with the depletion of grou... Read More
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Congratulations to HAS Assistant Professor Bo Guo whose ongoing research on PFAS in groundwater, Chemicals in Soils are 'Ticking Time Bomb,' was reported in a news article by UANews.org, on February 11.
A growing health crisis fueled by synthetic chemicals known as per- and polyfuoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in groundwater has garnered much attention in the past few years. To understand how the chemicals migrate through the soil between the land surface and groundwater (vadose zone), Guo and his collaborators developed a novel mathematical model to simulate the different complex processes tha... Read More
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Congratulations to HAS Associate Professor Ali Behrangi who was recently interviewed for Arizona Science, Arizona Public Media's radio show. Dr. Tim Swindle, Director of the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, interviewed him during NPR's Science Friday broadcast.
In Episode 210, Using gravimetry from satellites to measure snowfall, broadcast on November 27, 2019, Behrangi discussed using gravimetry measurements from NASA's GRACE satellites for quantifying snowfall accumulation. Each year, Arizonans rely on snowpack from the previous winter to provide water for the Colorado River; however, sci... Read More
Monday, December 9, 2019
Congratulations to Sean Schrag-Toso, HAS MS Hydrology student, who was recently selected to receive the very prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship award!
The purpose of this post-degree fellowship for advanced-degree candidates is to foster the spirit of public service, develop leadership skills, and provide a pathway for individuals pursuing professional careers in government. Sean hopes to complete his MS Hydrology degree by the summer of 2020 when he will begin a 2-year paid internship with a government agency of his choosing.
Currently, Sean is a University of Arizona Coverdell Fe... Read More