Research Internship Available to MCC Students

Thanks to the generosity of four donors, the Duck Lake Riparian Owners Association is offering a $1,000 stipend to a Muskegon Community College student for Summer 2018.  The intern will work with volunteers from the Duck Creek Watershed Assembly on studies of water quality and related issues in Duck Lake and Duck Creek using protocols endorsed by the Michigan Clean Water Corps for its Volunteer Stream Monitoring and Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Programs.  Investigations will include monitoring benthic macroinvertebrate indicator organisms; measurements of lake nutrient status; surveys to detect aquatic invasive species; and hydrological studies. 

The intern will work under the supervision of MCC Instructors Amber Kumpf (Earth Science, Oceanography) and Thomas Tisue (Chemistry, Environmental Science), with the opportunity to complete a research paper  for up to 3 credits of independent study.

Previous interns have gone on to additional academic work at prestigious universities.