It's all about balance: Students study how water movement shapes landscape of local creek

It's all about balance: Students study how water movement shapes landscape of local creek

Recently, several members of the SIUE STEM Center and it’s various programs were featured in an article about their scientific work in the community. Written by Dana McLennan, copy editor of the The Alestle, SIUE’s student-run newspaper, the article discusses Xander Kalna’s graduate research in fluvial geomorphology in a nearby stream, Silver Creek, relating to local issues with stream management. Throughout the article, Dana interviews other members of the research team including Cristal Campocasso, Logan Pelo, Jesus Sanchez, and faculty advisor and study coordinator, Dr. Adriana Martinez. 

  • Xander Kalna is a graduate student of the Environmental Sciences department as well as a graduate assistant of the SIUE STEM Center working on the Y-CITYSCI and GEOPATHS programs. 
  • Cristal Campocasso is a graduate student of the Social Work department as well as a graduate assistant of the SIUE STEM Center working on the Y-CITYSCI and GEOPATHS programs.
  • Logan Pelo is an undergraduate student of the Geography department and a member of the GEOPATHS program and is currently researching water quality of Silver Creek along with Jesus Sanchez after working with Xander.
  • Jesus Sanchez is an undergraduate student of the Environmental Sciences department and a member of the GEOPATHS program and is currently researching water quality of Silver Creek along with Logan Pelo after working with Xander.
  • Adriana E. Martinez, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in the Geography and Environmental Sciences departments. Dr. Martinez is a Co-Principal Investigator on both the Y-CITYSCI and GEOPATHS programs and is currently advising Xander, Logan, and Jesus. 

Find the article here!