Congradulations to Lara Pracht for successfully defending her dissertation on "Arsenic contaminated groundwater: exploration of the role of organic carbon in mobilization processes and evaluation of mechanisms of arsenic sequestration by in situ treatment systems"! With her new PhD in hand, Lara already has a job lined up as a Laboratory Resource Coordinator at the Oregon Institute of Technology. We wish her the best of luck in this exciting new opportunity.
Congratulations to Nick Waldo, a PhD student in the lab, who has won a Future Leaders in Science Award from the Soil Science Society of America. Nick will be travelling to Washington DC in March for science policy training and meetings with Seattle's congressional delegation.