Student Scholarship Opportunities

Here are two great opportunities for students seeking scholarships. CAP Award for Research Application deadline: June 1 | Online application form Research submitted for this award should focus specifically on water issues that affect Central and Southern Arizona and the Colorado River. Papers can focus on legal, economic, political, environmental, or water management issues, as well as any other issue that … MORE…

AGI Fact Sheets Published for Many States

Did you know that the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has created fact sheets to inform geoscientists and decision makers on how geoscience impacts their state. These factsheets highlight key geoscience areas — employment, water, minerals, energy, and hazards — in each state. They also demonstrate how federal research agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, USGS, NASA, and the NOAA contribute beneficial geoscience … MORE…

Tucson Water Promotions

Dee Korich was recently promoted to be the new Chief Hydrologist for Tucson Water in the Water Resources Section of the Planning and Engineering Division. Korich started her career with Tucson Water as an intern and worked in positions with increasing responsibility over the years. She was Lead Hydrologist in the Water Resources Section before accepting the Chief Hydrologist position.  … MORE…

AzSEF 2017 Award Winners Announced

AHS and the CAP would like to announce the following awards at the AzSEF 2017 fair. Thanks to Paul Plato of Clear Creek Associates for his work on this project. Senior Division $200 1st Place to Jeffrey Zou, for his project:  S-ENEV-009: Phytoremediation of Chromium: A Study of Uptake of Maize.  (Hamilton H.S.) $100 2nd Place to Jane Jensen, Shelby Lockhart … MORE…

Government Goings-on: No Cents for WaterSense

— Alan Dulaney It is becoming clear that President Trump’s bite will be as deep as his bark. In the proposed FY 2018 budget, the Department of Interior is now looking at a $1.6B reduction from FY 2017 levels — a 12% cut. Energy is contemplating a 5.6% cut. And the EPA faces a 31% reduction in money, with one … MORE…

Judges Needed for AzSEF!

The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) is coming again to the Phoenix Civic Plaza on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Every year since 2003, AHS and co-sponsor CAP have presented awards to deserving students for projects involving water and Earth science at the AzSEF fair. AHS is seeking volunteers to assist in judging for the AHS/CAP special awards at AzSEF … MORE…