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Graduate Research Assistantships in Urban Hydrology

Marquette University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Closing date
Oct 12, 2023

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Dr. Walter McDonald in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University is seeking Masters or PhD students for two graduate research assistantship positions.


Position 1: Remote sensing of stormwater. The goal of this project is to use drone and satellite remote sensing to assess stormwater practices. The student will be perform stormwater sampling, drone flights, and spatial data analyses to meet the objectives of the project.  Preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in remote sensing and/or urban stormwater management.


Position 2: Evaluating PFAS in stormwater systems. The goal of this project is to evaluate the extent of PFAS in stormwater systems using stormwater monitoring methods. This student will be tasked with developing a monitoring program to evaluate the presence of PFAS in different stormwater systems in Wisconsin. Preference will be given to candidates with background in urban stormwater management and or environmental engineering.


We are seeking highly motivated individuals with the ability to work across disciplinary boundaries. In addition to the desired project-specific qualifications, the successful candidates will have a Bachelors or Masters degree in civil and environmental engineering or other related field, and excellent written and oral communication skills.


The positions have an anticipated start date of Spring or Fall of 2024. Interested candidates should send a statement of interest and a resume to Dr. Walter McDonald (, as well as complete a graduate school application at

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