Evaluation of the microbiological safety of secondary water

Faculty Name:
Jennifer Weidhaas

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Faculty College:


Project Description:

The student will be involved in sampling secondary water in Logan, UT and Salt Lake City secondary water used for irrigation. The student will learn microbiological and molecular biology techniques for determining water quality. The student will work with Dr. Weidhaas and a PhD student on the project. The work will be both in lab and in the field. The student will also interact with faculty from USU.

Opportunity Type:

Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit; This is a paid research position

Student Role:

The student will be involved in experimental design, field sampling, sample analysis, data reporting and manuscript writing.

Student Benefits:

The student will learn laboratory and field techniques, scientific techniques, and will be a co-author on any publications.

Project Duration:

project will last 3 - 6 months,10 to 30 hours/week depending on field work, more hours available in the summer

Minimum Requirements:

Sophomore or Junior level Desirable skills (but not necessary): microbiology, molecular biology, environmental engineering or water quality testing.