In the paper titled “Measurement of the Background Gamma Dose Rates in Houston, Texas: A Descriptive Summary of an Undergraduate Research Mentored Project Performed by Students Underrepresented in the Health Physics Profession,” by Anastasia M. Ozain-Porterie, Tommy Quach and Mark C. Harvey, which appeared in the December 2018 issue, the corresponding author is incorrect. The correct corresponding author is Mark C. Harvey. Additionally, eqn (2) is incorrect. The correct form of eqn (2) should read:
Finally, the Fig. 2 caption should properly read: “Plot of the raw spectra measured at the Gulfgate location in Houston with the Canberra InSpectorTM 1000 showing the 40K peak. The hatched area under the 40K peak shows the left and right FWHM tolerance boundaries that were required in the spectral analysis.”
Ozain-Porterie AM, Quach T, Harvey MC. Measurement of the background gamma dose rates in Houston, Texas: A descriptive summary of an undergraduate research mentored project performed by students underrepresented in the health physics profession. Health Phys 115:787–790; 2018.