iUTAH Team - Graduate Research Assistant
University of Utah
Enhancing Education and Outreach via iUTAH Summer Institute
iUTAH Research Focus Area
The Red Butte Creek Project was the result of an interdisciplinary project involving graduate students from across the University of Utah, whose goal was to define how research, teaching, and outreach can be melded together with Red Butte Creek. Thomas will continue this work and develop a strong foundation for the iUTAH Summer Institute projects and training. This will include collaboration with various iUTAH teams to establish research/monitoring stations within the Red Butte Creek watershed in order to develop the educational and outreach components of the Summer Institute (K-12 students and the public), thereby enhancing communication and providing feedback to iUTAH and stakeholders.
Thomas is a graduate research assistant in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Utah. His research is related to the engineering of sustainable urban water resources systems, focusing on stormwater management and demand supplementation. His specialty areas include the planning, design, and hydrologic simulation of Low Impact Development (LID) practices across both individual and municipal scales. Additional areas include consideration of vulnerabilities and adaptations of urbanized areas in order to develop a sustainable system that optimizes social, environmental, and economic factors.