The Messenger

The ERE Messenger is a periodic newsletter published by the Environmental Resources Engineering Student Association (ERESA) providing news and views about students, staff, and alumni of the ERE program.  Current and back issues are viewable here:


Issue Alumni Profiles Articles
Spring 2019 Jordan Burrows Ludtke (2017)

Jacob McQuirk (1999)

Energy Resources in ERE: The Beginning
   by Peter Lehman, Ph.D

Western Weather Group: Using weather information to make operational decisions
   by Nathan Lohse

Why Engineering?: It was the right choice for me!
   by Roberto Rivera

Get Up! Stand Up!: And seek elected public office
   by Mary Burke

Fall 2018 Nathan Lohse (2010)

Randi Field (1999)

Chris Malone (19990)

Remembering the "First" HSU Engineering Program
   by Allan M. Baird

Geoscientists Without Borders
   by Margaret Lang, Ph.D

Balancing ERE and Athletics
   by Jocelyn Barber and Karsten Hayes

Joe Ryan Brings a Semester of Organic Chemistry, HAZWOPER, and More to ERE
   by Joe Ryan, Ph.D

What Did You Do Last Summer
   by Steven Hopper and Benjamin Goldberg

Spring 2018

Brad Finney (1976)

Chris Whitworth (1988)

Kirk Girard (1988)

Lena Ashley (1985)

Sherry Constancio (1997)

Greg Bundros (1975)

Steve Allen (1996)

J. Rose Patenaude (1999)

Marty Lay (1973)

Andy Sorter (2004)

Richard Engel (1988)

Allison Campbell (2014)

Stephen Davidson (1977)

Jim Zoellick (1990)

Mary Burke (2011)

Stephen Kullman (2009)

Antonio Llanos (1996)

50 Years of ERE Impact on Humboldt County
   by Charles M. Anderson, Ph.D

Our Story
-Retail Service
-Public Utilities
-Research and Education
-Elected/Appointed Officials
-Volunteer Service
   by various Alumni

Fall 2017 Greg Stevens (1998)

David Barr (1986)

Glen LaPalme (1997)

Ali Moradi, Sintana Vergara, and Margarita Otero-Diaz Join ERE Department
   by Beth Eschenbach, Ph.D, Ali Moradi, Ph.D, Sintana Vergara, Ph.D, and Margarita Otero-Diaz, Ph.D

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Netherlands
   by Chris Coutinho

SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer: Why YOU should join!
   by Jairo Luque Villanueva

Spring 2017 Clayton Guiraud (1999)

Meg Harper (2012)

Greg Gearheart (1992)

A Working Perspective:From retired ERE grad Mary Lay
   by Marty Lay

Dokota Access Pipeline:Environmental Considerations
   by Jordan Ludtke

The Engineering Design Process of Utility Solar:An overview
   by Rowan Bechensten, George Szabo, and Nolan Kloer

American Society of Civil Engineers
   by Nathan Stevens

ERE Student Team is Outstanding Winner at 2017 Math Modeling Contest
   by Brad Finney, Ph.D

Patricia DuRant
   by Eunice Romero

Fall 2016 Cherie Blatt (1990)

Matt Hillyard (2001)

Nolan Kloer (2013)

Peter Alstone and Liza Boyle Join ERE Department
 &nbpsp; by Beth Eschenbach, Ph.D, Peter Alstone, Ph.D, Liza Boyle, Ph.D

Engineering Fest
   by Kaileigh Vincent-Welling

Swale and Summer 2016 Update
   by Lonny Grafman

Dams and Dam Removal:An introduction
   by Steve Romero

In Memoriam
HSU CE and ERE Founding Faculty Member Charles Milton "Jim" Roscoe 1923-2016
   by the family of Jim Roscoe

In Memoriam
Nicholas Colton Anderson 1991-2016
   by Richela Maeda

Dia de los Muertos: Remembering our loved ones through tradition
   by Tanya Garcia

Spring 2016 Rob Salcido (1990)

Connie Gutowsky (1998)

Ryan Patrick Dunne (2014)

ERE Students Support Blue Lake Racheria Climate Action Plan
   by Jana Ganion

Jeffrey S. Navarro Mentorship Program
   by Jax Gill and Jason McMack

Research Abroad, Lessons at Home: Visiting faculty member Leslie Miller-Robbie
   by Lesie Miller-Robbie

Balancing ERE and Life
   by Terran Hilden, Kaileigh Vincent-Welling, and Laura Wallance

Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project
   by Heidi Otten

Fall 2015 Luke Armbruster (2013)

Lorrie Bundy (1999)

Avram Pearlman (2005)

Kerri Hickenbottom Joins the ERE Faculty
   by Kerri Hickenbottom, Ph.D

From ERE to Ph.D: Taking the high(er education) road
   by Ryan Ziels

Radical Sabbaticals
  Heidi Otten, Brad Finney, Ph.D, Margaret Lang, Ph.D

Renewable Energy Student Union: Real hand-on projects that support the community
   by Douglas Saucado, Kristen Radescsky, Julian Quirk, Lori Jones

Think Outside the Cubicle:Combining ERE and MBA
   by Jones Robinson IV

The GRE Test: The Graduate Record Examination who, what, when, where, why, and how?
   by Lianna Winkler-Prins

Spring 2015 Kevin Hansen (1985

Andy Sorter (2004)

Charles Roecklein (1981)

Creating Your Own Consulting Firm: One person's path
   by Michael Love

Engineers Without Border:Enhancing your personal and professional life
   by Brett Vivyan

Brazilian Student Experience at HSU
   by Ellen Aparecida Nascimento Molina

Zen and the Art of Engineering: ... in other words, find a balance
   by Terrence K. Williams Jr.

Civil Engineering Licensure in California: An overview
   by Tyler Duncan

Grad School or a Job?: After ERE, what's next?
   by Simeon Haynes

ERE Design Electives: How do you choose?
   by Heidi Otten

ERE Announcements, Awards, & Competitions
   by Heidi Otten, Mike Anderson, Ph.D, Brad Finney, Ph.D

ERE Student Team is Outstanding Winner: International Math Modeling Contest
   by Brad Finney, Ph.D

ERE Prof Arne Jacobson: Receives Wang Family excellence award
   by Heidi Otten

In Memoriam Jeffrey Scott Navarro 1979-2015
   by Jo Murphy

Fall 2014 Margaret Tauzer (1985)

Matt Kennedy (2001)

Elisabeth Johnson (2013)

The West African Water Crisis
   by Chike Monwuba, Ph.D

Renewable Hydrogen Production via Waste Heat Recovery
   by David Vernon, Mark Severy, William Karis

Radical Sabbaticals
   by Heidi Otten, Beth Eschenbach, Ph.D, Eileen Cashman, Ph.D

HEIF: The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund
   by Susanne Loutsis

Why SWE Membership Rocks in College and Beyond
   by Ashley Pietz

Summer Internship at NCAR
   by Julian Quick

The Modern FE Exam: Prepare, Persevere, Prosper
   by Brendan Byrd

Spring 2014 Bruce Moore (1983)

Suzanne Theiss (1984)

John Rupp (1999)

ERE and Materials Engineering
   by Lianna Winkler-Prins

Graduate Program Options in the HSU ERE Department
   by Karen Stufkosky

Staying Upright
   by Steven Pearl

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is Coming to HSU
   by Jario Luque Villanueva

Fall 2013 Jay Bower (1984)

Jonathan Bishop (1983)

Gian Pauletto (1996)

Designing a System to Photograph Tall Trees: The Marty Reed Story
   by Brendan Byrd

My Life-Changing REU in Costa Rica
   by Simeon Haynes

Hybridized Membrane Systems: Professor Andrea Achilli Directs ERE Student Research Projects
   by Lianna Winkler-Prins, Ryan Gustafson, Matthew Jackson, Leabeth Peterson

EWB-NCP in Camoapa, Nicaragua
   by Gabe Salazar

Scholarships: On the search for more money
   by Karen Stufkosky

Spring 2013 Eric Zielke (2008)

Patrick Barsanti (1991)

Brad Shipley (1987)

Our ERE Study Group: A success story
   by Kevin Kopp

A Balance of Passions: ERE and rock climbing
   by Nolan Kloer

First Engineering Job
   by David Leopardi

Project Brad and Operation Willis
   by Kayla Williams

Fall 2012 Mike Kowalski (2006)

Sheryl Carrubba (1980)

Nathan Lohse (2010)

River Bank Stabilization Using Hybrid Revetment
   by Wes Nickerman

Capstone Demystified
   by Jessica Bruce

Appropriate Technology in the Dominican Republic
   by Taylor Edwards

ERESA Annual Rafting Trip: Never let the truth get in the way of a good story!
   by Lianna Winkler-Prins

REU in Bioengineering at UC Santa Barbara: My summer in the dream life
   by Kayla Williams

Spring 2012 Beth Werner (2007)

Kurt Gierlich (1985)

Daniel Joseph (2009)

Louis White (2004)

Andrea Achilli Joins ERE Faculty
   by Andrea Achilli

My REU Investigating Tulip Water Filters
   by Jeffrey Novoa

SERC and Humboldt County's Renewable Energy Future
   by Richard Engel

Modeling Ground-Surface Water Interactions
   by Brian Apple

Internship at the Eureka Flood Center
   by Nanette Nickerson

My Tale of the F.E. Exam
   by Sterling Wallstrum

Spring 2011 William Ward (1975)

Martha Brook (1985)

Michael Fritschi (2005)

David Vernon Joins ERE Faculty
   by David Vernon

ERE Team is Outstanding Winner of Int'l Math Modeling Contest
&nbsp'  by Brad Finney Ph.D

ERE Team Wins ASCE Water Treatment Competition
   by Kendra Miers

   by Annie Bartholomew

So, What's in it for Me?: Or, why you might want to join professional societies
   by Sophie Lagace

California's Water Boards: An overview
   by Katie Bowman

Diary of a Math Modeling Dream Team
   by Zak Stanko

Engineering Student-Athlete: Can it be done? Why would you want to?
   by Kayla Williams

Now My Time is Up...
   by Mike Anderson, Ph.D

Fall 2010 Ben Bray (2000)

Ben Shuman (1993)

Terry Escarda (1988)

Engineers Without Borders Helping Arcata's Sister City
   Aaron Parker and Luke Armbruster

Survey of ERE BS Alumni Graduating 2004-2007
 &nbssp; by Mike Anderson, Ph.D

Undergrad Research Experience
   by Cailan Halliday

Spotlight on ERE Lecturers
   by Mike Anderson, Ph.D, and Tahsa Sturgis

Study Groups
   by Patrick Sullivan

Experience and Advice of a Practicing Engineer
   by Summer Bundy

Environmental Civics Engineering
   by Mel Olesen

Spring 2010 Christine Backman (2008)

Frank Garofalow (1993)

Hartman Fischer (1989)

ERE Teams are Meritorious Winners at 2010 Math Modeling Contest
   by Brad Finney, Ph.D

The Evolution of Environmental Engineering
   by Charles Chamberlin, Ph.D

ERESA Coffee Table: (Where everybody knows your name)
   by Kendra Miers

Fall Follies
   by Izzy Konopa

Funding Student's Green Ideas
   by James Robinson IV

Kayaker Extraordinaire
   by Scott Ligare

EWB and RESU Joint Project on Forks of Salmon School
   by Rachel Williams

Field Notes from a Part-Time Lecturer
   by David Kuszmar

Serial Murderers Found
   by Jake Woodbury

Fall 2009 Phil Martien (1987)

Leslie Goodbody (1988)

Invasive Spartina & Restoration of the San Francisco Bay Tidal Ecosystem
   by Peggy Olofson

ERE Tries on New Peer Mentor Program
   by Beth Eschenbach, Ph.D

RESU Designing Brownout-sensing Smart Outlet
 &nnbsp; by James Apple

ERE Rafting Trip
   by Blair Kinser

ERE & Grammar: Some rules and why you should care
   by Charles M. Anderson, Ph.D

Is There a Santa Claus
   from SPY magazine (January, 1990)

Resumes and Personal Statements: The art of selling yourself
   by Brian Parmer, Grady Koupal, and Nolan Kloer

Spring 2009 Sherry Constancio (1997)

Denise McKay (2002)

Tracie Billington (1985)

Drew Gronewold Joins ERE Faculty
   by Drew Gronewold

ERE Moves to a New Home
   by Margaret Lang

HSU's Compost Program
   by Luke Armbruster

Humboldt County's Renewable Energy Future
   by Jim Zoellick

Fish Safe Culverts
   by Katy Gurin

An Annual Carbon Budget of Arcata Marsh
   by Mary C. Burke

How Faculty Spend Their "Free" Time
   Brad Finney, Ph.D

HSU's Power Max and Green Campus Program: Every plume has a silver lining
   by Jon Mitscha and Green Campus Team

Life After Your ERE Degree...
   by Celeste Robinson

Fall 2004 Frank Garofalow (1993) SWE Gears Up for Another Busy Year
   by Jessa Rego

Order of Engineer Ring Ceremony Success
   by Jayne Nordstrom

ERE Awards for the 2003-2004 Academic Year
   by Beth Eschenbach, Ph.D

Overview of 2003-2004 Academic Year
   by Beth Eschenbach, Ph.D

Renewable Energy is Students' Top Priority
   by Stephen Kullman

ASC Policy 465 - "Raising the Bar"
   by Nancy Atkinson

Working at the Schatz Energy Research Center
   by Nicole Campbell, Dave Carter, Justin Daily, Dustin Jolley

Engineers Without Borders Travels to El Salvador
   by Vernon Bevan

Fall 2003 Rebecca Crow (1997)

Adele Militello (1990)

ERE Students Win International Math Modeling Competition
   by Terrence K. Williams and Carlos Diaz

Update on the ERE Website
   by Chris Naylor

Engineers Without Border   by Bryan Jungers

Peace Corps Experience Brings IDT Student to HSU
   by Ted Kulongoski

Where Streets Have No Names
   by Eric Stikes

Students Win Peer Award at ASC Water Quality Competition
   by Beth Werner

New CNRS Lab Fee Will Help ERE Program
   by Beth Eschenbach, Ph.D

Surprise!: Becoming an EIT is possible
   by Adrienne Carter

Get Valuable Hands-On Experience at the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
   by Kendra Cecil and Dustin Jolley

ERE Students Honored at ASCE/ERE Awards Banquet
   by Jayne Nordstorm

Unbreakable Bonds
   by Sangam Cardoza-Tiwari

Spring 2003 Joaquin Wright (2002) ERE Curriculum Changes: Engineering design and computational methods
   by Mike Anderson, Ph.D

Internships for ERE Students
   by Barbara Peters

A Sustainable Agriculture Internship in Willow Creek
   by Charles Lessmann

Removal of Selenium Through Reduction in Anaerobic Soils: A column study
   by Mark Leisenring and Jim Howell

Educating Professionals in Constructed Wetland Technology: or "Ins't a septic leachfield just a vegitated gravelbed...?"
   by Daryl Van Dyke

Spring 2001 Jennifer Petrik (1998) ERE Grad Finds Niche in Egypt
   by Jeff Hendrich

   Mike Anderson, Ph.D

Why is SD 17 Empty?
   by Lynn McIndoo and Sangam Tiwari

Expanding Your Horizons
 &Nbsp; by Jullian Gayheart

Building Big
   by Heidi Gehlhaar

Former IDT Student Presents Projects in Honduras
   by Linclon Balassa

Wetland Database Improved for EPA
   by Brad Finney Ph.D

SWE Flume Provides Fun for All: On your mark, get set, learn!
   by Lynn McIndoo and Sangam Tiwari

What do YOU Think About the ERE Website?
   by Beth Eschenbach, Ph.D

What Did ERE Students Do Last Summer?
   by John Allen, Katie Bowman, Domingo Cordoza, Tully McCarthy, Lynn McIndoo and Sangam Tiwari

Find Out What Some Graduate Programs Have to Offer YOU!
   by Edward W. Schroeder (UC Davis), Lynn Hildemann (Stanford University), Ashok Mulchandani (UC Riverside), Richard L. Corsi (The University of Texas at Austin)

Fall 2000 No Featured Alumni Derek Bake Joins ERE Faculty
   by Derek Baker

A Fuel Cell For the Yurok Tribe
   by Christine Parra

Indoor Air Pollution: ERE grad to teach special course fall 2001
   by Rich Corsi

Thank You Michael!: ERE student donates $10,000 to ERE
   by Katie Bowman and Monica Martin

Bringing Adaptive Management to Life
   by Lance W. Vail

Felonies and Misdemeanors
   by Sheri Woo

SWE Receives $3400 Grant
   by Beth Eschenbach, Ph.D

ERE Hosts ASCE "Water Treatment from Your Kitchen" Competition
   by Matt Kennedy

Building Big: ASCE and PBS to eduacte the public about civil engineering
   by Heidi Gehlhaar

2000 Awards and Recognitions
   by Katie Bowman and Monica Martin

Scholarship Hints
   by Matt Kennedy

Manila BMX Track Community Service Project
   by Marc Leisenring

Spring 2000 Duane Ono (1979) Eileen Cashman Joins ERE Faculty
   by Eileen Cashman

Ecological Approaches to Remediation and Restoration
   by Bob Gearheart, Ph.D

Subdivision Development: Doing it right
   by Steve Salzman

Students in the Workplace
   by Matt Kennedy

Brown Bag Lunches
   by Monica Martin

1999 Awards and Recognitions
   Katie Bowman and Monica Martin

Fish Habitat and Watershed Health in Eastern Oregon
   by John Kelley

ERE Students Filter the Competition
   by Katie Bowman and Monica Martin

ERE Student Supports Purchase of Environmentally Sound Paper
   by Michael Winkler

ERE Faculty Offices in Karshner
   by Monica Martin and Mike Anderson, Ph.D

Fall 1999 Nancy Atkinson (1997) Caltrans Tests Vegetation Control Program
   by Caltrans Press Release

The Domenigoni Valley: Where paleontology meets water resources
   by Matt Kennedy

All About Al
   by Katie Bowman and Joanne Chan

A "Real Good" Experience
   by Monica Martin

Spring 1999 Michael Plastino (1996)

Kemset Moore (1996)

Steven A. Allen (1996)

The Insane Story of MTBE and Lake Tahoe
   by Dawn Forsythe

Decommissioning the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant
   by Katie Bowman and Joanne Chan

Today Decides Tomorrow
   by Brian Exberger

Caltrans Finds New Solutions to Roadside Management
   by Patty Clary

Summer Internships
   by Jeff Olsen

CCAT: A Living Example
   by Anna Dijoux

Fall 1998 Tracy Nishikawa (1981)

Wendy Humphries (1996)

Panoche Burn Site Remediation
   by Todd Thalhamer

My Radioactive Internship
   by Anna Shatara

ERE and ABET 2000 Accreditaion
   by Beth Eschenbach, Ph.D

Environmental Resources Engineering: What's in a name?
   by Robert Gearheart, Ph.D

Why El Nino Meant More Winter Storms for Humboldt
   by Paul W. Blank

What's Happening in Water Resources?
   by Brad Finney, Ph.D

Ambition Brought Me from Ghana to HSU
   by Merci Lawson-Doe

Fall 1996 Brett Borup (1980)

Sarina Ergas (1988)

Daena McKinney (1986)

Geology Field Camp
   by Mike Anderson, Ph.D

ERESA Visits Corvallis
   by Matt Dodge

Is There A Santa Claus
   from Spy Magazine

ERE Grads in University: Teaching and Research
   by Mike Anderson, Ph.D

Schatz Energy Research Center
   by Christine Parra

Kanektok Summer
   by John Rupp

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