Here's an article posted by my home department at MSU, Integrative Biology, about the award.
Living in Michigan, I've been following the Flint water crisis closely. I'm looking forward to watching a televised and webcast talk by Professor Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech tomorrow. He is an expert in urban water supply safety and has led the research uncovering the lead contamination of Flint residents' drinking water. You can watch live from 2 to 4pm tomorrow (Thurs. Feb. 25) online here http://tv.wkar.org/live-webcast/. The title of his talk is "How Jonathan Baldwin Turner Saved Flint, Mich.: Public-Inspired Science and the Modern Land-Grant University."
Just because US news these days are consumed with polls and predictions for primaries, doesn't mean AGua has nothing to say! Today is the first primary, and it's in Iowa. So I wanted to pass along a great perspective piece from the Union of Concerned Scientists about how we can reform agricultural policy (especially crop insurance) to save farmers money, protect the environment, and re-build soil health.
The who, what, when, where and why of agricultural water issues.