The Mahurin Honors College (MHC) and Crawford Hydrology Lab (CHL) gladly introduce a new fellowship program in cave and karst research for WKU Honors Students. The fellowship will support the successful applicants (two research positions per academic year) in a research project for their Capstone Experience/Thesis (CE/T). We envision that the two student researchers will work together as a team on the same project, each focusing on a particular research question for their individual thesis.
The WKU Crawford Hydrology Laboratory (CHL) in the WKU Department of Earth, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences is a nationally leading lab for the study of hydrogeology and groundwater resources with an emphasis in karst landscape/aquifer systems. CHL is student-focused and works not only with WKU undergraduate and Master’s students, but K-12 students from area schools and the Gatton Academy as well as post-doctoral researchers from around the world. You can find examples of previous CE/Ts and other CHL research projects under Research Possibilities below.
Application coming soon!
You can find examples of previous CE/Ts and other CHL research projects at the following links:
Great Onyx Cave Project - Honors student research
Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute: Untreated Karst Water as a Drinking Source
Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute: Hidden Landscapes
Benefits to Students:
Depending on the details of your current academic status and selected research project other funding opportunities are available. The MHC staff can provide further information during the application and selection process.