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Riley Armstead, Undergraduate Student

Riley is working in the renewable-energy pilot project "OrangeEarthPower" turning food waste and biodegradable plastics from OSU's dining facilities into methane and energy with the help of microorganisms.






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Camren Branch, Undergraduate Student











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Samikshya Giri, Ph.D. Student

Samikshya wants to explore the diverse world of Geomicrobiology and discover how microorganisms in anoxic habitats act as natural sink for the abundant volatile compound isoprene.






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Kara Heathman, Undergraduate Student











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Jordon Massey, Graduate Student, Geology

Jordon is a graduate student in the Geology Department and interested in the bio/remediation of contaminated aquifers. He is specifically focussing on the contaminant plume evolution within the low permeability zones (LPZ).







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Colby Satterfield, Undergraduate Student

Colby helped with the immense challenge of setting up the lab during Covid from 2020-2021. All the best for starting a new chapter in Texas!








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Zoe Siftar, Undergraduate Honors Student

Zoe Siftar is a Junior studying Microbiology. One of her biggest passions is hiking, and spending time in the outdoors. Zoe's dream is to become a researcher and explore how extremophiles live and function in their environments.

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