PROTECT Project 4 Leader Dr. Ingrid Padilla and several of her student trainees attended and presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Conference that was held in New Orleans, Louisiana from December 11th-15th, 2017. The AGU works to bring together “a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future.” Padilla was a chair and convener of two of the sessions at this conference, which has been referred to as “the largest earth and space science meeting in the world.”

PROTECT trainees in attendance at the conference with Padilla included doctoral students Elienisse Rodriguez and Jonathan Toro as well as M.S. student Marvic Carmona. These trainees were awarded travel grants to present their work at the AGU Conference, including :

  • Rodriguez, Elienisse and Ingrid Y. Padilla: Characterizing fate and transport properties in karst aquifers under different hydrologic conditions (Paper No. H51C-1277).
  • Toro, Jonathan and Ingrid Y. Padilla: Spatial Distribution of Fate and Transport Parameters Using Cxtfit in a Karstified Limestone Model (Paper, No. H51C-1288).
  • Carmona Marvic and Ingrid Y. Padilla: Flow Dependence Assessment for Fate and Transport of DNAPL in Karst Media (Paper No. H54B-06).