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Molly Parks, a senior in the Department of Geology, recently presented a poster at the GSA (Geological Society of America) convention which was held in Baltimore, MD from November 1-4, 2015. She has been working on research with Dr. Zelalem Bedaso for two years about stable isotopes in precipitation. Molly's poster was entitled "Seasonal Variation of Stable Isotope Ratios of Precipitation in Dayton Area and Sustainable Water Resources." Her research is studying precipitation and looking at the ratios of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes to find the source of moisture, factors that control stable isotopes, and try to understand the relationship of precipitation with the recharge rates of groundwater. In today’s climate change era, making the link and interaction between surface water and groundwater, as well as establishing moisture source and seasonal variability of precipitation is critical to devise sustainable uses of water resources.