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Eight CCNY students awarded U.S. Geological Survey internships

Hiram Sanchez Robledo is one of eight CCNY students awarded summer internships by the U.S. Geological Survey. He is in Florida studying water flow into Tsala

Eight City College of New York students are spending summer working across the United States after being awarded U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) internships. This year’s USGS awards to City College are two more than in 2014.  

Made possible by a cooperative relationship between City College and the USGS, the internship program provides students with hands-on field training and research skills under the supervision of USGS scientists.

The 2015 interns include Hiram A. Sanchez Robledo, a graduate student in the Grove School of Engineering’s earth system science and environment (ESE) engineering program. His project is to evaluate both the groundwater and surface-water flows into Tsala Apopka Lake in north central Florida using a multidisciplinary approach.

The other CCNY recipients and their summer research destinations are:

  • Lena Lai (earth and atmospheric science), USGS New Jersey Water Science Center, Lawrenceville, N.J.;
  • Brian Lamb (EAS), USGS Eastern Geographic Center, Reston, Va.; 
  • Akim Mahmud (EAS), USGS Coastal and Marine Center, Woods Hole, Mass.; 
  • Kara Ng (chemistry), USGS N.J. Water Science Center, Lawrenceville;
  • Elizama Pons-Montalvo (EAS), USGS Coastal and Marine Center, Woods Hole, Mass.; 
  • Robert Welk (ESE program), New York Water Science Center, Coram, N.Y.; 
  • Alexis Wright (EAS), USGS Coastal and Marine Center, Santa Cruz, Calif.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.





Jay Mwamba
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