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Participating Students
   
 
Valerie Fuchs
IGERT Trainee, Michigan Technological University
Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
vjfuchs@mtu.edu [e-mail]

Advisor(s)
Drs. James Mihelcic and John Gierke

Hometown
Hastings, MI

Undergrad Institution
Gonzaga University

Hobbies
Running, swimming, and biking, especially in triathlons, outdoor activities, playing the guitar, reading, and cooking.

Research
Water Resources, Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands: Nitrogen Removal and Sustainability in Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

Scholarship

Fuchs, V. J., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2006, October 9-12). Engineering Education for International Sustainability: Curriculum Design Under the Sustainable Futures Model. Paper presented at the 5th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

Fuchs, V. J., Paterson, K. G., & Myre, E. A. (2007, September 29-30). Diversity Magnet: International Sustainable Development Engineering. Paper presented at the 2007 ASEE North Midwest Sectional Conference, Houghton, MI.

Fuchs, V. J., & Mihelcic, J. R. (2007, September 20-22). Engineering Education for International Sustainability: Curriculum Design Under the Sustainable Futures Model. Paper presented at the ASEE North Midwest Sectional Conference, Houghton, MI.

Fuchs, V. J., Gierke, J. S., & Mihelcic, J. R. (2007, October 14-16). Hydraulic Model Comparison of Vertical Flow Regimes in Constructed Wetlands. Paper presented at the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exposition and Conference, San Diego, CA. 

Fuchs, V. J., Gierke, J. S., & Mihelcic, J. R. (2007, October 13-17). Hydraulic Model Comparison of Vertical-Flow Regimes in Constructed Wetlands. Paper presented at the 80th Annual Water Environment Federation Conference and Exposition. 

Fuchs, V. J., Stanforth, K. L., Stewart, E., Suzuki, R., & Vorhes, G. A. (2008). Constructed Wetlands and Evapotranspiration Beds. In E. M. JR Mihelcic, LM Fry, BD Barkdoll (Ed.), Field Guide in Environmental Engineering for Development Workers: Water Supply, Sanitation Systems, and Indoor Air (pp. 350). Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Press. 

Fuchs, V. J., Gierke, J. S., & Mihelcic, J. R. (2008). Hydraulic Model Comparison of Vertical Flow Regimes in Constructed Wetlands: Impact on Plant Selection and Oxygen Transfer. Water Practice

Paterson, K. G., & Fuchs, V.J. (2007, December 9-12). Development for the Other 80%: Engineering Hope. Paper presented at the 2007 AaeE Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 

Paterson, K. G., & Fuchs, V.J. (2008). Development for the Other 80%: Engineering Hope. Journal of Australasian Engineering Education.

   
   
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