Student Spotlight

Jacob Burdick

Jacob Burdick is a Graduate Research Assistant, M.S. Candidate, Hydrology at University of Nevada, Reno. He has a Hydrology B.S. at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point: Graduated December 2015 and Hydrologist with the Winnemucca BLM: April 2016 - May 2017.

He was a part of a student chapter of AWRA at UW- Stevens point and attended a conference in Milwaukee as an undergraduate and participated in Lake Joanis, a small lake on campus, turnover monitoring with the student group. He has been involved with the NWRA for the past school year.

Jacob attended the 2018 NWRA Annual Conference in Las Vegas and had learned about the opportunity to attend the conference as well as different organization events from student representatives in the Hydro program in classes and during our colloquium series.

 Jacob feels NWRA offers an affordable way to attend the state conference to network with professionals and learn about current research and engineering projects involving water resources across the state.

He would encourage current students to attend the Annual Conference, participate in the poster competition and if their research has progressed far enough and they have results or interesting work they would like to share consider giving a talk as well. Students should keep an eye out for relevant workshops and tours to attend. “The tour of the Nevada Test site was a unique opportunity I would not have had the chance to attend otherwise. What an eerie perspective into our Nuclear history I glimpsed.”There are tours during the conference and also throughout the year that look fascinating and give more chances to connect with the professional community.

Header photo by LEO DROZDOFF