Okey and McElroy Receive Funding Award for Beaver Run Reservoir Project

Posted on 6/16/2015 3:37:51 PM

The School of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to announce that Brian Okey, Department of Geography & Regional Planning, and Nathan McElroy, Department of Chemistry, received a funding award in the amount of $81,916 from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County for their project, “Beaver Run Reservoir Project.”

The goal of the project, now in its fifth consecutive year, is to collect and analyze water samples around the reservoir and monitor land use in order to assess the impact of Marcellus shale gas extraction in the area. Current study results can be found on the project website.