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Megan Daley - Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow 2016



Megan Daley
Syracuse University, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Fellowship Sponsor:  IEEE-USA
Fellowship Site: Los Angeles Times

I'm a graduate student at Syracuse University in New York, where I recently completed a MS in environmental engineering and will be starting a PhD in the fall. My research focus is in watershed hydrology - so most of the time you can find me somewhere in the woods, watching streams! I study how forest streams behave after storm events to make predictions and inform future water management strategies. The research uses several techniques, like looking at periods of hydrograph recession, to understand the response of watersheds to precipitation inputs. I spend a lot of time in the Adirondack mountains of New York and in Vermont; skiing, hiking, camping and hanging out with my west highland terrier, Jackson. Some more background on me: I graduated with my bachelor's in environmental engineering in 2011 and spent three years working at ARCADIS, an environmental consulting firm in Syracuse, NY. While with ARCADIS, I gained valuable experience in the engineering world, learning how to develop technical reports and work plans for soil remediation projects.  

Published @Los Angeles Times during Fellowship

6/13/2016          Five things pediatricians want dads to know about parenting

6/16/2016          How running shoes change the muscles in your feet

6/21/2016          Electric field can make chocolate more healthful, and some say tastier

6/24/2016          Lead exposure soared after kids in Flint started drinking tainted water, CDC says

6/24/2016          Super-sticky saliva helps chameleons catch huge prey, scientists say

6/30/2016          Decades after the Montreal Protocol, there are signs the hole in the ozone layer has begun to heal

7/04/2016          NASA officials to give first update on Juno: Watch it live, right here?

7/05/2016          Juno gives humanity its first look at planetary motion in action

7/05/2016          Updates: NASA's Juno spacecraft begins orbiting Jupiter

7/08/2016          How tails may have helped ancient animals make the transition from water to land

7/12/2016          Underwater microscope catches coral dancing in their natural habitat

7/15/2016          After asteroid hit, a giant cloud of smoke led to dinosaurs’ demise, study says

8/05/2016          Eco-friendly wines aren’t just better for the planet — they taste better too, experts say

8/10/2016          Perseid meteor shower 2016: Once in a decade 'outburst' expected