Congratulations to University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) graduate trainee Corin Hammond on winning Best Poster at the Soil, Water, and Environmental Science (SWES) Department’s Earth Week 2011 poster session. She competed with other SWES graduate students to present her work entitled “A Phytostabilization Strategy for Arsenic Containing Mine Tailings in the Semi-Arid Southwestern United States.”
Ms. Hammond is pursuing a doctoral degree in the SWES department. In collaboration with UA SRP investigators Dr. Jon Chorover and Dr. Raina Maier, she is investigating the use of native plants to limit community exposure to arsenic-laden dust at the Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter Superfund site in Dewey-Humboldt, AZ. She is specifically interested in how plants affect arsenic speciation and mobility in tailings. We wish her continued success in her studies!