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Graduate Student of the Week: Austin Wissler


Marquette, MI

What are your previous degrees?

B.S. Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State University

Who is your adviser and what are you studying?

Dr. Bill Hunt, I am studying how to improve the performance of dry retention storm water basins for enhanced pollutant removal through retrofitting existing basins.

What first made you interested in this field?

An undergraduate course in low impact design and non-point source pollution prevention was my first real insight into the field, and I have been hooked ever since.

What do you like most about BAE, the department, Weaver labs?

The family feel among all of the staff and graduate students.

What is a little known fact about you?

I am a huge dog lover, and am the proud fur-father of a 3 year old Bernese Mountain Dog.