Impacts of this grant
Impact on students by the numbers:
- Number of MS Students Funded – 4
- Number of MS Students Graduated – 2
- Number of USDA Interns Hired – 8
- Number of Student Field/Training Days – 3
- Number of Professional Development Opportunities for Students – 2
- Number of Students Completing Course – 14 (12 at ASU, 2 at MCC)
MS Student Projects
- 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
- Marie Bear (undergraduate) – Development of a stakeholder-driven water usage estimator for Verde Valley agriculture; Advisors: Muenich, Williams
- Emma Bonham (undergraduate) – Comparison of water used in backyard gardens and mesic landscaping; Advisors: Muenich, Williams
- Samantha Stone (undergraduate) – Comparison of water used in backyard gardens and mesic landscaping; Advisors: Muenich, Williams
- Tannis Breure (undergraduate) –BioChar’s Removal of Contaminants in Agricultural Soil; Advisor: Muenich; Williams
- Nate Fousel (undergraduate) – Vertical Farming; Advisor: Conden
- Noah Rudko (undergraduate) – Land use change and forest management on stream flows in the Verde River Watershed; Advisor: Muenich; Williams
- Elizabeth Singh (PhD summer student) – Antibiotic resistant genes in reclaimed wastewater. Advisor: Conroy-Ben
- Katy Skillings (undergraduate) – Soil quality in ponded wastewater sediments. Advisor: Conroy-Ben; Advisor: Williams
- Conroy-Ben, O. and Crowder, E., 2020. Unregulated and Emerging Contaminants in Tribal Water. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, (169), pp.92-100.
- 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.
- Muenich RL. Quantifying urban and agricultural connections over space and time. Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors, Tempe, AZ, May 14-16, 2019.
- 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.
Impact on stakeholder communities by the numbers
- Number of Stakeholder Advisory Board Members – 18
- Number of Advisory Board Meetings – 2
- Number of Engagement Events – 1 (more than 115 impacted)
- Number of Student-Run Webinars – forthcoming
- Number of Outreach Activities – 2
Grants Submitted to USDA from ASU after Project Activities – 6