Stormwater Best Management Practices Monitoring
Stormwater control is necessary to protect water quality and aquatic life in streams. Numerous control technologies are used; they are termed best management practices (BMPs). Many of the BMPs used today have not been adequately tested to provide sufficient information on how well they function. Students involved in this project will test several BMPs that are in place and working on the MU Campus. Faculty involved in the project will train and work with the students, publish the results in several technical journals with the students involved in the project as co-authors; the results will also be presented at a variety of seminars and conferences. Prerequisites: entry-level courses in chemistry, physics and calculus, OR entry-level courses in plant science.
Mentors: Allen Thompson (Biological Engineering), Enos Inniss (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Robert Reed (Civil & Environmental Engineering), & Bob Broz (Agricultural Engineering)
Semesters: Spring 2011 - Fall 2011