- ENPH Graduate students have created an outline of how to write an effective research paper.
- Testing for Antibiotic Resistance: In a
collaboration between ENPH and Biology, faculty members Crispin Pierce,
Jim Dunning and Sasha Showsh are joined by alumnus Eli Gottfried and
students Michael Checkai and Tola Ekunsanmi to see if land spreading of
septic tank effluent is associated with an increase in antibiotic
- Surveying Heavy Metals in Childrens' Hair: Working
with the Materials Science Center director Jill Ferguson and ENPH
faculty member Crispin Pierce, ENPH students are measuring arsenic,
mercury, chromium and lead in children's hair. Corresponding
questionnaire results from parents are helping to identify risk factors
for heavy metal exposure.
Silica health risk research being conducted by Dr. Crispin Pierce and
students James Fay, Greg Nelson and Andy Kleist in the Environmental
Public Health Program has the following aims:
1. Review previous research and exposure standards for environmental and
workplace exposure to "simple" or "nuisance" dust, particulate matter
(PM10, PM4, PM2.5, and "respirable" dust particles), and crystalline
2. Record GPS coordinates, wind speed and direction, particulate matter
(mass concentration and particle concentration), and crystalline silica
concentration, and photograph locations surrounding the EOG Resources
Chippewa Falls sand processing plant before and during operation.
3. Report measured particulate matter and crystalline silica
concentrations and recommended exposure standards to the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources, EOG Resources, concerned citizens, and
the environmental health community (through conference presentations and
For further information, please contact Dr. Pierce at 715-836-5589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.