Outcomes

Impacts of this grant

Impact on students by the numbers:

  • Number of MS Students Funded – 6
  • Number of MS Students Graduated – 3
  • Number of USDA Interns Hired – 16
  • Number of Student Field/Training Days –
  • Number of Professional Development Opportunities for Students – 2
  • Number of Students Completing Course – 36 (32 at ASU, 4 at MCC)

MS Student Projects

  • Emma Bonham (MS student) – Can organic growers meet nutrient demands with local organic residuals? Advisors: Muenich, Williams
  • Sarah Zinke (MS student) – Microbial populations in ponded wastewater sediments. Advisors: Conroy-Ben; Williams
  • Noah Rudko (MS Student) – Modeling overflow and seepage to groundwater from manure lagoons. Advisors: Muenich; Williams
  • Emily Crowder (MS student) – Microbial populations in ponded wastewater sediments. Advisors: Conroy-Ben; Williams
  • Billy Krukowski (MS student) – Review of the Quantitative Tradeoffs of Using Organic Residuals in Arid Agriculture. Advisors: Muenich; Williams
  • Junpei Hara (MS Civil Engineering 2019) – Antibiotic resistance in tertiary treated wastewater. Advisor: Conroy-Ben

Student Intern Projects

2020

  • Suraya Sidique (ASU) – Development of a phosphorus budget for a managed aquifer recharge site; Advisors: Muenich, Williams
  • Wesley Colvin (ASU) – Tetrabromobisphenol A and Crops: Examining Effluent Irrigation Impacts in Agriculture; Advisors: Conden, Williams
  • Jeanene Hanley (MCC) – Tetrabromobisphenol A and Crops: Examining Effluent Irrigation Impacts in Agriculture; Advisors: Conden, Williams
  • Marie Bear (ASU) – Development of a stakeholder-driven water usage estimator for Verde Valley agriculture; Advisors: Muenich, Williams
  • Emma Bonham (ASU) – Comparison of water used in backyard gardens and mesic landscaping; Advisors: Muenich, Williams
  • Samantha Stone (ASU) – Comparison of water used in backyard gardens and mesic landscaping; Advisors: Muenich, Williams

2019

Publications

  1. Conroy-Ben, O. and Crowder, E*., 2020. Unregulated and Emerging Contaminants in Tribal Water. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, (169), pp.92-100.

Presentations 

  1. Rudko N*, Muenich RL, Garcia ME, Xu T. Hydrologic and water quality modeling of a CAFO dairy lagoon. American Geophysical Union, Virtual Meeting, Dec 1-17, 2020.
  2. Breure T*, Williams C, Muenich RL, Conroy-Ben O. Biochar removal of E. coli in arid agricultural lands. Virtual ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meeting, November 9-13, 2020.
  3. Rudko N*, Muenich R, Garcia M. Development of a CAFO Lagoon Module to Advance Manure Management. American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, July 13-15, 2020. Virtual.
  4. Williams C, Muenich R, Conroy-Ben O. Competitive Sorption of Pharmaceuticals to Soil. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 10-13, 2019.
  5. Muenich RL. Quantifying urban and agricultural connections over space and time. Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors, Tempe, AZ, May 14-16, 2019.
  6. Muenich, Rebecca, Otakuye Conroy-Ben, Clinton Williams, and Peter Conden. The nexus of agricultural and urban trade-offs: Enhancing interdisciplinary education and research to create emerging opportunities in urban agriculture. Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ, Jan. 11, 2019.

*indicates student working on grant

Impact on stakeholder communities by the numbers

  • Number of Stakeholder Advisory Board Members18
  • Number of Advisory Board Meetings – 3
  • Number of Engagement Events – 1 (more than 115 impacted)
  • Number of Student-Led Webinars4
  • Number of Outreach Activities – 2

 

Grants Submitted to USDA from ASU after Project Activities – 9