Autumn Deitrick

MIT Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Undergraduate Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
5 Minute Lightning Talk: Investigating the Relationship Between Physical Parameters and Carbon Storage in Seagrass Meadows Across Variable Landscapes

Hello my name is Autumn Deitrick, and I am rising senior in the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University. I am majoring in Civil Engineering with a focus in Water Resources Engineering. For the past two years I have been conducting research on Nature-Like Fish Passages under Dr. Xiaofeng Liu as part of his Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group. This work led to me being named a 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholar. Currently, I am researching under Dr. Caitlin Grady to investigate embedded nitrogen and phosphorous accounting into and out of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed as part of the “Thriving Agricultural Systems in Urban Landscapes” project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. My goal is to earn a Ph.D. in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology, and to build an academic career as a professor.