Dr Angela Strecker
The IWS performs several roles, both within the university and with external government and non-government organizations. Among these are assistance with student projects, program development, sponsorship of watershed-related seminars, and provision of equipment and knowledge for water quality monitoring and research. One of the main projects of the IWS is the Lake Whatcom monitoring program, a large-scale watershed study that has been collecting data since 1988. During my time with the Institute, I assisted primarily in this project, specifically with the tributary stormwater and lake water quality aspects. I additionally got a chance to help with the start of a new monitoring program for Wiser Lake spearheaded by the Whatcom County Health Department, which is utilizing the IWS lab for analysis of field samples. I have enjoyed no shortage of diversity in my duties, being involved in lab work (dissolved oxygen measurements, chlorophyll filtering and measurements, conductivity and pH measurements
Sinderman, Owen, "WWU IWS Internship" (2023). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 140.
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