- UI environmental engineering students visit the Gulf
UI environmental engineering students visit the Gulf
June 29, 2010
JUNE 29, 2010 from KCRG-TV and Cedar Rapids Gazette
Two University of Iowa students curious about how the Gulf Coast oil spill is affecting plant life are eagerly working to figure out a way to help the plants survive the exposure to oil.
We're going to try and find a way to help Mother Nature deal with the disaster,” said Aaron Gwinnup, an environmental engineering graduate student from Oxford.
Gwinnup and undergraduate mechanical engineering student Elliott Beenk spent five days in the Gulf Coast region earlier this month searching for oil covered plants.
“I expected the oil to be pretty much everywhere [and] to come back covered in oil” said Beenk, 20, of DeWitt. “[I expected] to have no problem finding it but we had a little bit different experience.”
Images from the trip, left to right: Elliott Beenk, Aaron Gwinnup, Dr. Eugene Turner and Aaron Gwinnup
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