Mesalands Students and Army Corps of Engineers Team Up

- TUCUMCARI, NM --  Mesalands Community College geology student Stephen Smith, conducted water research at Conchas Dam, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and that project has been accepted by the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI).
        Smith analyzed the plankton count, pH measurements, and the dissolved oxygen readings, to research how the drought conditions in New Mexico, impact the concentration of dissolved oxygen and how this may affect macro invertebrates.
        Performing undergraduate research meets the initiatives of both the College and the Army Corps of Engineers, to improve student access and success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
        Smith will present his research at the CCURI Fall 2013 Colloquium in Philadelphia, November 1-3, 2013.
        Only 40 student research projects were accepted from colleges throughout the country.

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