University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire

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Proposal

Pepin County Data Entry

15 hours


Beginning date:
2022-01-01
Ending Date:
2022-01-21

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Pepin County has water quality data that shows trends in nitrate contamination in the groundwater. Student will research the well construction reports of these sites to determine if their are any well construction factors that are potentially correlated with contaminated groundwater before county staff investigate other factors. Additional other miscellaneous data management projects may be required by county staff.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Pepin County Government will be united in strong leadership, transparent operations, fiscal responsibility and promoting services that protect, empower, and enhance a healthy and inviting community that offers opportunities for all.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Organizational and data management. Use of GIS and excel spreadsheets. Python skills strongly desired.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Learn to work in a government setting. Familiarize with water quality data, DNR resources, and government operations. Utilize online data sources that would potentially be useful in future career.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Ability to work remotely or with minimal supervision during weekdays based on instructions given to student.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer Please contact Maria Nelson for additional details