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Team

Project Leads, Graduate Students, and Interns making this grant a reality

Project leads

Graduate students

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Emily Crowder Noah Rudko Billy Krukowski Junpei Hara

Emily Crowder is an MS student in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Her project is focused on antibiotic resistance and relevant genes in wastewater. 

Noah is an MS student in Hydrosystems Engineering at ASU. He worked as an intern last summer and will continue on as an MS student. His project is on developing a model to predict manure lagoon overflows and seepage.

Billy graduated with M.S. Thesis in Summer 2020. Billy was a graduate student in Hydrosystems Engineering at ASU. His project was focused on nutrient recovery from reclaimed water and  trade-offs with associated risks. 

Junpei graduated with an M.S. project in Spring 2018. Junpei was a graduate student in Environmental Engineering at ASU and his project was focused on quantifying microbial communities in reclaimed wastewater.

Student Interns

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Marie Bear (2020) Emma Bonham (2020) Samantha Stone (2020) Tannis Breure (2019)
Marie is an undergraduate student in Environmental Engineering at ASU. Marie’s project is focused on developing a water use estimator for agricultural producers in the Verde Valley, AZ. 

Emma is an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Sustainability at ASU. Emma’s project focuses on water use efficiency for landscapes and urban gardens.  

Samantha is an undergraduate Environmental Engineering student at ASU. Her project is focused on urban home garden water usage in the Phoenix area.

Tannis is an undergraduate student in Environmental Engineering at ASU. Tannis’s project is focused on BioChar use in arid agricultural ecosystems under a changing climate.

Project Summary

Nate Fousel (2019) Noah Rudko (2019) Katy Skillings (2019) Eliza Terlinden (2019)

Nate Fousel is an undergraduate Engineering student at MCC. Nate’s project is focused on vertical farming.

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Noah Rudko is an MS student in Hydrosystems Engineering at ASU. Noah’s project is focused on determining the effects of land use change and forest management on stream flows in the Verde River Watershed.

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Katy is an undergraduate student in the Chemical Engineering program at ASU. Katy’s project is focused on analyzing soil and water samples for antibiotic resistance, microbial population and physical chemical properties.

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Eliza is a graduate student in Biological Design at ASU. Eliza’s project focuses on Antibiotic Resistance Genes in soil.