Spring 2015 Student Capstone Projects

Sample site from Little Kitten Creek in Manhattan.

Water quality sample site along Little Kitten Creek in Manhattan.

Nineteen students – from three colleges and different majors – successfully completed the NRES capstone course in Spring 2015.  Faculty advisors were Lisa Harrington (Geography), Shawn Hutchinson (Geography), and Anandhi Swamy (Agronomy).

Students worked on four different projects including “Adapting to Climate Variability:  An Analysis of the Southern Great Plains”, “Anderson Watershed Water Quality Analysis”, “Kansas State University Sustainability”, and “Water Quality Assessment:  The Effects of Land Use and Land Cover in Urban and Agricultural Lands.”  Project reports and scientific poster presentations can be viewed and downloaded from the NRES website.

Results from Recycle Mania 2015 showing position of K-State.

Results from Recycle Mania 2015 showing position of K-State.

Congratulations to students Sam Belling (Geography), Garan Belt (Agronomy), Caroline Doty (Park Mgmt & Conservation), Ian Waters (Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology), Sarah Cox (Biology), Spencer Ford (Geography), Brandon Keller (Agricultural Economics), Alexandra Kurth (Park Mgmt & Conservation), Keith Morlewski (Park Mgmt & Conservation), Josh Allen (Park Mgmt & Conservation), Carl Bowden (Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology), Keelie Curran (Agric Comm & Journalism), Michael Konovalske (Park Mgmt & Conservation), Shane Touslee (Geography), Dan Carlson (Agronomy), Tim McCoy (Agricultural Economics), Nathan Shipley (Park Mgmt & Conservation), Laura Wilson (Bio Systems Engineering), and Matt Zayas (Geography).