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November 29, 2018

Graduate students win fellowships to fund work on radium in aquifer systems

Written By: Staff

Madeleine Mathews and Amy Plechacek, both of whom are graduate students in the lab of Assistant Professor Matthew Ginder-Vogel in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, have received fellowships to support their work.

Mathews, a PhD student from Santa Barbara, California, received a Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship through the Graduate School. Plechacek, a master’s student from Boyd, Wisconsin, landed a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Both are studying geochemical interactions of radium in the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system, which spans Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Missouri.