Dr. Rodenburg has mentored many high
school students in the area. If you are interested in doing a
science fair project, contact Dr. Rodenburg
Micheal Kreisel (Woodbridge
High School) measured the anti-bacterial agent triclosan in drinking
water from Woodbridge, NJ. He won the Stockholm Junior Water
Prize, the Regional Water Prize from the NJ Water Environment
Association, and placed first in an award program run by the American
Chemical Society. Lisa then recruited Mike as an intern
in her lab, where he worked for two summers and assisted in a major
field campaign in the Tappan Zee in August of 2007. Mike
is majoring in math at Amherst College and obtained a summer
internship in math at another university for the summer of 2008.
Mike with graduate student Andy Sandy (on the ladder) in the Tappan Zee
(see the bridge in the background to the left?) in August of 2007
William Zupko (Woodbridge High
School) worked with Dr. Rodenburg and Paul Field (IMCS) to measure trace
metals in sediment samples from Woodbridge Creek in order to track
contamination from a nearby superfund site. Bill also won the
Stockholm Junior Water Prize for his research, and then Lisa recruited him for a year-round internship with Dr. Donna
Fennell, another professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences
(DES). Bill is taking advantage of the NJ STARS program, a state
program that provides tuition at a NJ community college for two years
of college and then, if the student performs satisfactorily, provides
tuition at Rutgers for the junior and senior years. Bill is
therefore serving his internship in DES while attending Middlesex
Bryan Schwab (Woodbridge High
School) measured brominated flame retardants in indoor and outdoor air
at Woodbridge High School. He is currently an undergraduate at
Rutgers, also doing an internship with Dr. Fennell.
Amtul Monsoor (JFK HS) measured methane emitted from cockroaches (!). She also won several prizes.
We have three high school science fair projects underway! Check back for updates.
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