Education:                                                                           KRISTINE STAIR

Name and Address if Institution

Major

Degree, Diploma, Year

William Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, CO

 

Diploma 1984

Garden City Community College, Garden City, KS

Biology

A.S. 1996

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Geology

B.S. 2000

 

Program of Instruction, License, Certification, or Registration:

Name and Address if Institution

Program Title

Degree, Certificate, Year

NAUI & USF

Advanced Scuba Diver & Scientific Diver-in-Training

Certification 2004

PADI Diving Society

Open Water Diver

Certification 2000

Tekmar-Dohrmann

12 hour Phoenix TOC Training

Certificate 2002

Kansas Laboratory Education Association

5 hour Water & Wastewater 19th Annual KLEA Conference

2003

 

Laboratory and Field Experience:

Name and Address of Employer

Period of Employment

Position(s) Held

Experience

U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, Wichita, KS

June-99

Sept-02

Hydrologic Technician

Field sampling, ground water and surface water collection & processing, stream discharge measurements, alkalinity titration, bacteriological sample collection, agar preparation, membrane filtration, & cleaning/maintenance of YSI/scientific equipment.

Wichita Municipal Water & Waste Water Laboratory, Wichita, KS

Sept-02

July-03

Water Quality Laboratory Technician

Titration (Alk, Calcium, Hardness, Chloride), Solids, pH, Specific Conductivity, Turbidity, Limes, Ammonia, Total Phosphate, Phenols, bacteria sample collection with chlorine testing, and field sampling.

University of South Florida, Paleoclimate Laboratory, St. Pete, FL

Aug-03

Present

Research Assistant

ICP-OES, Mass Spec, and research cruise field experience with CTD casts, plankton tows, and in-situ seawater filtration.

 

Other Qualifications or Skills:

Activity and Location

Year

Experience

1-week Water Studies Course along a 60-mile stretch of the Current River, MO

1994

Assessment of odor, color, turbidity, flow, bottom sediments, organisms, and sources of local contaminants.  Performed tests for ammonia, carbon dioxide, nitrate, pH, phosphate, & silica.

University of TX Marine Science Institute, TX

1996

Gulf Coast bay systems’ cruise included a collecting & investigating experience using a Secchi disc, Van Dorn bottle, refractometer, plankton tow, otter trawl, and Peterson mud grab.

1-week Tropical Marine Environment Course, Belize

1999,

2001

Field exercises at near-shore stations along Ambergis Caye included determining sea water parameters using a pH meter, refractometer, thermometer, and an iron rod (for water depth).

2-week Graduate Research Team study of the “Mexico Rocks” patch reef system, Belize

2000

Work included locating specific coral reefs using a map from aerial photos, setting up tag lines to divide reefs into 1m segments, and snorkeling across intervals to identify live coral and est. percentage of individual species in addition to identifying algal and spongal species present.

6-week Field Course in Geology, NM and CO

2000

Geologic and hydrogeologic projects included constructing maps, cross-sections, and topographic profiles.  Stream discharge measurements utilized USGS procedures & equipment

such as a pygmy meter, v-notch weir, and Parshall flume.