2017 Sustainable Urban Water

Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates

Program Dates: May 31 – August 2, 2017

389 Applications Received

The 2017 Undergraduate Research Program cohort at the kick-off meeting at Colorado State University, Fort Collins.  Pictured left to right: Miguel Valencia, Erica Edwards, Krzysztof Miezgiel, Marlene Guzman, Ashley Rolon-Marlowe, Earl Zedd, Analit Chambi-Rojas, David Ortiz, Kayla Pope, Tiffany Justice.


Meet the 2017 Cohort – view the student profiles below!

Tiffany Justice

Class & Home Institution: Junior, University of New Mexico

Host institution: Arizona State University

Mentor: David Hondula

Project title: Maricopa County Household Water Use in a Heat Wave-Power Failure Emergency


View Tiffany’s Research Poster1st place in the UWIN annual student poster contest!

Kayla Pope

Class & Home Institution: Junior, University of Baltimore County

Host institution: University of Arizona

Mentor: Thomas Meixner

Project title: Green Infrastructure Increases Vegetation Growth


View Kayla’s Research Poster –  3rd place in UWIN annual student poster contest!

Ashley Rolon-Marlowe

Class & Home Institution: Senior, Hunter College – City University of New York

Host institution: Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Mentor: Jennifer Cherrier & Brianne Smith

Project title: Green infrastructure Impact on Stormwater Control and Water Quality


View Ashley’s Research Poster

David Ortiz

Class & Home Institution: Senior, Beloit College

Host institution: Northeastern University

Mentor: Sharon Harlan

Project title: Making Pollution Visible Again: Community and University Partnerships to Engage Residents in Visualizing and Taking Action Against Water Pollution in Chelsea, MA


View David’s Research Poster

Earl Zedd

Class & Home Institution: Junior, California State University, Long Beach

Host institution: Texas A&M University

Mentor: Ali Mostafavi

Project title: Agent-based modeling of municipal water provider adaptation to sea level rise


View Earl’s Research Poster

Erica Edwards

Class & Home Institution: Sophomore/Junior, San Diego Mesa College

Host institution: Princeton University

Mentor: Forrest Meggers

Project title: Characterizing the Urban Water-Energy Nexus


View Erica’s Research Poster

Miguel Valencia

Class & Home Institution: Junior, Florida International University

Host Institution: University of California – Riverside

Mentor: Darrel Jenerette

Project title: Influence of Vegetation Transitions on Air Temperature


View Miguel’s Research Poster

Analit Chambi-Rojas

Class & Home Institution: Junior, Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Host institution: University of Baltimore Maryland County

Mentor: Andrew Miller

Project title: Hydraulic Modeling Analysis of Alternative Channel Designs in a Flashy Urban Watershed


View Analit’s Research Poster

Marlene Guzman

Class & Home Institution: Sophomore, Lewis & Clark College

Host institution: Michigan State University

Mentor: Elizabeth Mack

Project title: An Analysis of Water and Wastewater Rates in South Florida


Krzysztof Miezgiel

Class & Home Institution: Junior, The City College of New York

Host institution: Colorado State University

Mentors: Mazdak Arabi & Andre Dozier

Project title: Investigation of Multi-Objective Optimization Visualization Methods for a Water Strategy-Based Video Game