Rebecca Logsdon Muenich
I am a new Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. Previously I was a postdoc at the Graham Sustinability Institute under  Dr. Donald Scavia  from 2015-2017. I completed my Ph.D. (2015) and M.S.E. (2011) in Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University under  Dr. Indrajeet Chaubey . I began my career in my homestate, Arkansas, by finishing my B.S. (2009) in Biological Engineering (minors in Geology and Mathematics) from the University of Arkansas under the mentoring of  Dr. Sreekala Bajwa
Community Outreach
I believe it is important to stay connected with and give back to the communities to which I belong, and those that have helped me along my own personal and professional path.
  1. Fish shocking/sampling for WREC
  2. Sampling on the Wabash River, Indiana
  3. I2R @ Purdue
  4. I2R @ Purdue
  5. Citizen science sampling with WREC
  1. Course Instructor and Developer, M-Sci STEM Academy Summer Course on Lake Erie 
    Contributed to course development aimed at teaching various science disciplines through the lens of eutrophication-related problems in Lake Erie. I specifically led lectures on earth sciences and chemistry. I also mentored a project team working on water quality modeling.
  2. Leadership Team Member, ECO Girls , University of Michigan 
    Planned and led events targeted at introducing urban girls to the environment.
  3. Mentor, GMP Next-Step Coaching , Purdue University, 2015-present
    Met virtually and in-person with a graduate student at Purdue who is close to finishing her degree to discuss her “next-steps” through a coaching framework.
  4. Education Committee Member, Wabash River Enhancement Corporation , IN. 2010-2014 
    Planned and organized community outreach programming, materials, and events including Paint the Rain and the Wabash Sampling Blitz.
  5. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day , Women in Engineering, Purdue Univ., 2011-2014 
    Developed a presentation as well as hands-on activity to introduce high school girls to environmental and ecological engineering.
  6. Access Engineering , Women in Engineering, Purdue University, 2013
    Introduced K-12 students to engineering through hands-on activities during summer camps. 
  7. 4H Career Day Round-Up &National 4H Engineering Workshop, Purdue University. 2013. 
    Designed a hands-on activity related to engineering, water quality, and agriculture to introduce high school students to agricultural and biological engineering.
  8. Innovation to Reality , Women in Engineering, Purdue University, 2009-2013 
    Planned curricula and organized a program aimed to introduce engineering to local 6-8th graders through themes such as energy, water, food, and natural disasters.