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University of Delaware Environmental Soil Chemistry Members In The News

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University of Delaware

College of Agricultural Sciences


Fall 2002

Volume 10 Issue 3

ISEQ Awards Three Fellowships


Clockwise: Kristian Paul, Amy Shober, Kristin Staats

Two outstanding doctoral candidates and one outstanding master’s degree candidate are the recipients of fellowships from the University of Delaware’s new Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality. The three students will be conducting separate soil science studies working in conjunction with UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources professors Donald Sparks and J. Thomas Sims.

Fellowship Ph.D. candidate Amy Shober, 26, of New Jersey received her master’s degree in soil sciences in May from The Pennsylvania State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Shober plans to study phosphorus levels in leakage and its link to water quality.

The other fellowship Ph.D. candidate, Kristian Paul, 23, of Montana received his bachelor’s degree in environmental soil and water science in May from Montana State University. He is also a USDA National Needs Fellowship recipient. Paul hopes his research will be used to design practical models for environmental use.

Master’s degree fellowship student Kristin Staats, 22, a native of Delaware, graduated from UD in May ‘02 with a bachelor’s degree with distinction in environmental soil science. She hopes to conduct more in-depth research on her senior thesis entitled, “Alum Amendment Effects on Soil Phosphorus Stabilization in Poultry Litter Amended Sandy Soils.”

The ISEQ fellowships provide candidate funding for three years. Additional fellowship

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