Meyer receives EPA award for research challenge


Kevin Meyer, a fourth-year PhD student with CARD, has been named as a recipient of a $2,000 prize from the EPA for a proposal on water quality.

Meyer’s proposal, “Estimating land use effects on water quality using spatial econometrics,” was accepted as part of the National Aquatic Resource Survey (NARS) Campus Research Challenge. To compete in the challenge, students developed a unique or innovative question or hypothesis about water quality then used available NARS data and other relevant information to address the question or hypothesis. The challenge is intended to encourage innovative research in support of enhanced water management.

Meyers received a $2,000 prize for his proposal, and is now eligible for $5,000 prize in phase II of the challenge.

(Released August 2014)