PROTECT Trainee wins Karst Scholarship

Amanda Laskoskie, a PROTECT Trainee pursuing her Master’s at West Virginia University, was recently awarded with the 2012 Karst Waters Institute’s William L. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science Award.  The award was presented to her advisor, Dr. Dorothy Vesper, on Amanda’s behalf at a public ceremony in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the awards banquet for the Karst Waters Institute.

Amanda’s research within PROTECT focuses on better understanding of contaminate fate and transport in karst systems. Her research focuses on the development of the hydrogel tracer bead for mimicking nonaqueous phase liquids.

Please visit to learn more about Amanda’s award.  Our congratulations to Amanda!

Amanda Laskoskie examines a limestone sample during a 2011 trip to Puerto Rico