Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Assessing Land Use and Climate Impacts on Water Resources"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
Statistics, Water Resources
Project Description:
The project will involve evaluation of long-term land use and climate in relation to associated water resources data to provide an understanding of the extent and impacts of past changes. The intern will work closely with a graduate research assistant in the group to obtain the needed data and define the analysis to be conducted. Results from this project will provide valuable information that will complement on-going work within the research group.
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will participate in on-going research on land use and climate impacts. The student will contribute to the research group by pre-processing data and conducting exploratory analyses that will complement on-going work.
Related Website(s):
web.ics.purdue.edu/~mgitau
Desired Qualifications:
GPA 3.5 or above, Junior, Statistical Methods/Intro to Statistics
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Gitau, Margaret
Deptartment/College:
agricultural and biological engineering

Student Supervisor

Name:
Lawrence Sekaluvu
Title:
Graduate Student

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Chong Gu
Deptartment/College:
Statistics