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BYU Students Win AWWA Poster Competition

Six BYU students competed in the poster session at the American Water Works Association's Intermountain Section Conference on Oct. 8. Pictured from left, Kaylee Tanner, Jason Poff, Sheridan Hancock, Anna Cardall, Cristian Dorrett, and Rachel Valek prepared four posters and oral presentations describing their research.

Kaylee and Anna won the competition with their poster entitled "Long-Term Spatiotemporal Remote Sensing and Analysis of Chlorophyll-a Concentrations in Utah Lake." They will soon publish their work in a full-length paper of the same title. By winning the local competition, they will advance to the national competition next year in San Antonio.

Jason and Sheridan presented "The Dangers of Low-Head Dams," Anna and Cristian presented "Data Collection Methods for Utah Lake Nutrient Cycling Study," and Rachel presented "Limnocorrals as a Method for Studying Lake Water Quality."

The conference was held in Midway, Utah, and drew hundreds of water utility professionals from Utah and Idaho. The students' participation was funded by an Experiential Learning grant from BYU.