Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

March 13, 2018

PhD Defense – Samuel Rivera

Guiding Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning Through Socio-Ecological Vulnerability: A Framework for Integrated and Spatially Scalable Prioritization of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Urban Areas

Adviser: Adjunct Professor Barbara Minsker

Co-Adviser: Research Assistant Professor Arthur Schmidt

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Newmark CE Lab, Room 2312

March 12, 2018

PhD Final Defense – Lauren H. Logan
Integrating Thermoelectric Power Generation Operations with Aquatic Ecosystem Sustainability
Advisor: Dr. Ashlynn S. Stillwell
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd, 9:30 am
Location: Newmark, Quade Lounge (1220 H)


March 12, 2018

The Writers Workshop has several openings for graduate writing consultants for Fall 2018. Our graduate consultants normally receive 33%, 25%, or 17% assistantships which require 13, 10, or 7 hours a week, respectively. Other requirements include a two-day orientation in August and 5 staff meetings during the semester. More information about the position can be found on our website: (scroll down to "Information for Graduate Students").

To apply, please send a letter of application, cv, and writing sample. The letter should include a description of your teaching, tutoring, and/or writing experience (we are always seeking consultants with science or technical writing experience). Also indicate your expected graduation date.

Please send your materials to Dr. Carolyn Wisniewski, Director of the Writers Workshop, at by Friday, March 16. Put "Fall 2018 Grad Consultant" in the subject line. We will schedule interviews after Spring Break.

March 12, 2018

PhD Final Defense - Kyle Michelson

Long-range extracellular electron transport by dissimilatory metal-reducing bacteria across a physical separation

Environmental Engineering

Advisor: Professor Charles Werth

Date: Friday March 30th, 1:00 pm

Location: Grainger Library Room 329

March 12, 2018

PhD Final Defense – Qian Dang
Understanding linkages between trade and water resource
Advisor: Professor Megan Konar
Date: Monday, April 2nd, 8:00am
Location: Grainger Library Room 329