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Geological Survey Cooperative Agreement

The U.S. Geological Survey California Water Science Center, Sacramento State University and University Enterprises, Inc., have a cooperative agreement to collaborate in the areas of scientific research, educational development, and outreach through December of 2027. This agreement establishes a mechanism for cooperative scientific research, educational development, and technological collaboration to maximize contributions to scientific research and practical applications for solving environmental problems benefitting local communities, school systems, governmental agencies and the general public.

Water Resources Group

david shimakuburoDr. David Shimabukuro (CSUS Geology Professor), Water Resources: “My water resources group studies the interaction between oil and gas wastewater injection and groundwater resources. We use data from archived oil and gas wells to understand the distribution of saline groundwater, the stratigraphy of the subsurface, and potential well integrity issues.” Dr. Shimabukuro has an active cooperative agreement in the amount of $3.1 million dollars with the USGS California Oil, Gas, and Groundwater group through 2026: Connectivity Between Oil and Gas Development and Groundwater Resources.


A liquid chromatograph-high resolution mass spectrometer

Dr. Justin Miller-Schulze (CSUS Chemistry Professor), Dr. Michelle Hladik (USGS Research Chemist), and Dr. Gabrielle Black (USGS Chemist), have recently collaborated to help our chemistry students with using high resolution mass spectrometry analysis and interpretation instrumentation in the USGS Lab in Placer Hall allowing students access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for their research work.

Geology Environmental Science USGS Speaker Series

Geology Environmental Science USGS Speaker series A collaboration between Sacramento State and the USGS , this lecture series is held fall and spring semesters on various topics related to environmental science by experts in their fields. The lecture schedule can be found on the Sacramento State Environmental Science website. Lectures are open to students, faculty, and the general public and can be attended in-person on the Sacramento State Campus or virtually via Zoom. Videos of many past lectures can be found on the USGS website in the Public Lecture Series area.

U.S. Geological Survey under Grant/Cooperative Agreement No. G22AC00055

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Geological Survey under Grant/Cooperative Agreement No. G22AC00055

The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Geological Survey. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey.