University of Florida

2012 REU Participants

Cassandra AdmireCassandra Admire

Cassandra Admire is a senior at the University of Florida majoring in the Soil and Water Science Department. During the REU Program, she will work with Prof. Rao Mylavarapu at the University of Florida and Dr. Kanwar Sahrawat at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India. Cassandra will spend six weeks at ICRISAT conducting research in water quality monitoring in the Nagulapally-Konapur model watershed in Hyderabad, India.

Ella BaarElla Baar

Ella Baar is a sophomore at the University of Florida majoring in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Her research mentors during the REU Program Prof. Rao Mylavarapu at the University of Florida and Dr. Kanwar Sahrawat at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India. Ella will spend six weeks at ICRISAT conducting research in water quality monitoring in the Kothapally Watershed in Hyderabad, India.

Tyler BarzeeTyler Barzee

Tyler Barzee is a sophomore at Clemson University majoring in Biosystems Engineering. During the REU Program, he will work with Dr. Bin Gao at the main campus in Gainesville, FL. His project involves physiochemical and adsorptive properties of bamboo, hickory, and sugarcane bagasse biochars produced by microwave-induced pyrolysis.

 

Catherine ChenCatherine Chen

Catherine Chen is a junior at Yale University majoring in Environmental Studies. Her research mentor during the REU Program is Prof. Jeff Ullman at the main campus in Gainesville, FL. Her project involves water resource management in the Middle East and north Africa using agricultural modeling to determine irrigation usage.

 

 

Samuel FreySamuel Frey

Samuel Frey is sophomore at the University of Connecticut majoring in Environmental Engineering. During the REU Program, he will work with Prof. Eric McLamore at the main campus in Gainesville, FL. His project involves sustainable green roof irrigation using waste water.

 

 

Kaitlin JohnsonKaitlin Johnson

Kaitlin Johnson is a junior at Arizona State University majoring in Chemical Engineering. Her research advisor during the REU Program will be Prof. Reza Ehsani at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, FL. Her project will involve identification of water stress in citrus leaves using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.   

 

   

Adam LukeAdam Luke

Adam Luke is a sophomore at Ohio State University majoring in Environmental Science. During the REU Program he will work with Prof. Jasmeet Judge at the main campus in Gainesville, FL. His project involves understanding the sensitivity of microwave backscatter to soil moisture under bare soil conditions.

Samantha McEntireSamantha McEntire

Samantha McEntire is a sophomore a the University of Arizona majoring in Hydrology and Water Resources. During the REU Program, she will work with Prof. Jim Syvertsen at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, FL. Her project will involve determining salinity tolerance in citrus rootstock seedlings.

 

 

Jacob PowellJacob Powell

Jacob Powell is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in Environmental Engineering. His research mentor during the REU Program will be Prof. Kati Migliaccio at the Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, FL. His project involves application of the Bowen ratio for evapotranspiration estimation in turfgrass system.

 

 

Evan WesleyEvan Wesley

Evan Wesley is a junior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Science. His research mentor during the REU Program will be Prof. Kati Migliaccio at the Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, FL. His project involves estimation of evapotranspiration as a function of photosynthetically active radiation.

 

Wen YangWen Yang

Wen Yang is junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. During the REU Program, she will work with Prof. Rafa Munoz-Carpena at the main campus in Gainesville, FL. Her project involves single collector filtration theory applied to dense, emergent vegetation.