Superfund Research Program
Research Experience and Training Coordination Core
The University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) Training Core partially supports eight graduate students ($11,000K/yr), representing seven of the nine research projects in the SRP. Two of these slots are leveraged by the UA SRP from the University of Arizona Water Sustainability Program. A highlight of this Core is the monthly SRP Colloquium at which either a Training Core student or an invited speaker presents. This Colloquium stimulates student-faculty interaction among the Biomedical and Environmental Science and Engineering projects. The Colloquium also is used to facilitate exchange and interaction among projects and to highlight research and research-translation successes. Invited speakers for this year include Leah Butler, EPA Region 9 Remedial Project Manager, and Dr. Farhang Shadman, University of Arizona Regents Professor and Director of the NSF/SRC Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing. The success of the UA Training Core is indicated by the placement of Core students into academic positions in leading institutions or into industry or government, in positions that directly affect human health and water and environmental quality.