Rebecca EssigGraduate Student
Becca collected field and historical data and examined the dynamics of tributaries to Lake Michigan, including long-term trends in streamflow and loading, physical and chemical characteristics of river plumes, and temporal traits of storm events. She spent many days collecting water samples and many nights crunching data in Matlab and Excel. Becca also performed research on incorporating writing exercises into engineering classes. Becca is now an Assistant Professor at Purdue University – Fort Wayne where she teaches first year engineering and rocks the world daily.