Alexis Barge will be returning as a Masters student at USC in Fall 2019.
“My global challenge was providing access to clean water. The research project I worked on focused on increasing biogas production from the co-digestion of food waste and fats, oils, and grease with activated sludge in anaerobic membrane bioreactors. Higher biogas production can be used to offset the high energy demands of the wastewater treatment process, making it more efficient and accessible. The GCSP fostered my ability to combine technical experience from academic coursework, research, and design teams with multi-disciplinary and multicultural experiences from studying abroad. Furthermore, the GCSP has encouraged me to pursue my passion of clean water in my water and wastewater treatment process engineering internship.”