|James F. Burkhart
Director, Western Regional Radon Training Center
office: ENGR 207
Ph.D. : University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 1973
Awards and Honors
James Burkhart is the director of the Western Regional Radon Training Center established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is also the director of the Radon Measurements Lab. The Radon Measurements Lab employs one undergraduate student each semester, giving the student opportunities to learn many different radiation measuring techniques. The Radon Measurements Lab has been self-supporting and has provided UCCS with over $40,000 in revenue which is available to the department for special projects such as a scholarship for incoming freshmen. The Western Regional Radon Training Center is also self-supporting. In addition to an amount kept by the campus administration, this operation generates $5,000 - $10,000 per year in revenue for a special departmental account which has also been used for student scholarships and other special projects. Burkhart's involvement with radon has led to his giving dozens of talks for the public, real estate professionals and schools. Also, a special course was taught for school officials through Continuing Education. Burkhart is responsible for curriculum development and teaching courses for public health officials, radon professionals (measurement labs and contractors) and the general public.
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