Michael Markowski – 2014 Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Markowski14Biography and MS Research Topic: Michael Markowski is working on his M.S. in Aquatic Resources at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He received his B.S. from The University of Texas in Austin were he got his formal start in hydrogeology studying groundwater-surface water interactions in alluvial systems. Now at Texas State he is working in a karst system located at the southern extent of the Trinity Aquifer called Cave Without A Name. Here he is trying to gain a better understanding of infiltration and recharge processes controlling movement of rapidly recharged water and sediment and nutrient load through the larger Trinity Aquifer system. Furthermore he hopes research will be useful in guiding a sound ecological and hydrological management of the Trinity Aquifer and similar systems.

Current Work: Michael is currently a Environmental Compliance Inspector and a GIS Specialist for the City of Austin.