Career Development_Steffen Horwath
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre PA
B.S. in Environmental Engineering, minor in Geology Expected 2021
Cumulative GPA: 3.92
Environmental Courses: Physical Geology, Soils, Hydrology, Geophysics, Biogeochemistry
Engineering Courses: Physics I and II, CADD, Thermodynamics, Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics
Assistant Director of Alternative Music, WCLH February 2018 - Present
Curate and evaluate music from new artists to enhance the radio station’s music library, and tailor programming based on listener interest
Intern at Carroll Engineering Corporation Summer 2019
Worked with professional engineers to review plans and determining pipe locations on existing plans for the Bucks County Women’s Correctional Facility using AutoCAD 2019.
Air and Waste Management Association Fall 2018 - Present
Organize and manage membership and recruitment information of the only student-run AWMA chapter
on the East Coast. Attended a conference at Rutgers University, New Brunswick to discuss progress and challenges associated with Climate Change and Resilience and attended conference in Quebec City where my peers and I competed with other students from Canada and the US to solve a theoretical transportation issue in Quebec City.
Environmental Sustainability and Zero Waste Project Fall 2017 - Present Researched and developed different ways to guide campus towards a zero waste policy. Results show great potential for an incoming zero waste proposal. It will take multiple years to implement. This work was presented at the Wilkes University Research Symposium. Another project was completed and presented in the spring of 2019, providing an in depth review of Breeam In-Use Sustainability Assessment Tool.
Geophysical Studies Using Multiple Non-invasive Techniques Fall 2019
Multiple projects completed in Fall 2019 using technology such as a gravimeter, seismograph, magnetometer, and electrical conductivity meters. For each project, a full geological report had to be completed and turned in for review. The final project included research at a reclaimed mineland to determine the location of groundwater and possible sources of infiltration into the mine pools: Seismic techniques were used to locate fractures, while a magnetometer was used to determine iron rich minepools.
Flood Frequency Analysis of Tohickon Creek Fall 2019
A flood frequency analysis of Tohickon Creek using 6 different models to predict the magnitude of the 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 250 year events using flow data from the last 50 years. The prediction of flood events using varying statistical modeling techniques.
Lab and Technical Skills
Experience evaluating water using spectrophotometers, electrodes, and titration
CAD software including AutoCAD and Solidworks
Soil testing including use of an infiltrometer, hydrometer, sieve techniques, and texture by feel techniques
Geophysical techniques such as MASW, MAM, gravimeter, magnetometer, and conductivity modeling as well as the use of ground penetrating radar
Basic knowledge of tools and techniques of ArcMap
Measuring depth to groundwater to determine infiltration and to map the groundwater locations and depths
Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, geophysics, groundwater, geology, water