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Geosciences Student Co-organizes Big Dip Water Testing Event

Shelby Tyring (far right) trains volunteers to test water quality in Eastern KY.

The annual Big Dip water quality testing event was held on September 10-11 in Hazard, Kentucky. Shelby Tyring, a senior geography major from Oldham County, co-organized the event and trained 74 volunteers to test water quality in streams across coal-producing regions of eastern Kentucky. Volunteers included local citizens, EKU students, and students from KCTCS community and technical college campuses in Hazard, Cumberland and Whitesburg. The event, sponsored by the Appalachian Studies and Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship programs, provided hands-on experience to volunteers, while demonstrating the value of a STEM education. Shelby is now compiling and processing the data, which will be disseminated to local communities in the near future.   

Published on October 24, 2016

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