Undergraduate Research Program

2016 Student Cohort

Alanna Kaiser

Junior, Pennsylvania State University

Host institution: Arizona State University

Mentor: David Hondula

Project title: The Human Thermal Experience in the City

Brianne Logasa

Junior, University of California, San Diego

Host institution: Florida International University

Mentor: Ali Mostafavi

Project title: Household Willingness to Adopt Water Conservation Technology

Read Brianne’s Research Paper

Laura Marlowe

Junior, Johns Hopkins University

Host institution: Princeton University

Mentor: Jim Smith

Project title: The Hydrology of Urban Flooding: Flood Control Responses in Baltimore

Read Laura’s Research Paper

Mary Plauche

Senior, Georgia College and State University

Host institution: Colorado State University

Mentors: Sybil Sharvelle (Colorado State University) and Forrest Meggers (Princeton University)

Project title: Achieving Energy Efficiency via Heat Recovery from Building Scale Water Recycling Systems

Read Mary’s Research Paper

Mariana McGoffin Rodriguez

Senior, University of Arizona

Host institution: Colorado State University

Mentor: Alex Maas

Project title: A Model to Account for Differences in Response to Water Demand Management Strategies

Read Mariana’s Research Paper

Audrey Vogel

Junior, University of Maryland College Park

Host institution: The University of Arizona

Mentor: Gary Pivo

Project title: Flooding as a Driver for Sustainable Governance at the Local Level

Read Audrey’s Research Paper

Laura Rosenbauer

Sophomore, Smith College

Host institution: Princeton University

Mentor: Elie Bou-Zeid

Project title: Thermal Properties and Behavior of Moisture Rich Surfaces

Read Laura’s Research Paper

Laura Supple

Sophomore, Johns Hopkins University

Host institution: University of Maryland Baltimore County

Mentor: Andy Miller

Project title: Hydrology and Hydraulics of Urban Floodplains

Read Laura’s Research Paper


Jorge Valdes

Junior, Florida International University

Host institution: The University of Arizona

Mentor: Thomas Meixner

Project title: Variability of Decomposition Rates in Urbanized Areas Across a Climate Gradient

Marcia Rojas

Sophomore, Smith College

Host institution: University of California Berkeley

Mentor: Jennifer Stokes-Draut

Project title: Heat Recovery Potential, Costs, and Benefits at Two Urban Wastewater Treatment Plants

Read Marcia’s Research Paper

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