Alexandra Hauke is a spring 2019 biological-engineering graduate from an ABET-accredited engineering program at an HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) in North Carolina. As her BS degree is from a joint program within the College of Engineering and College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Alexandra was able to take advantage of her classes and skills to develop expertise in various fields. She has worked with/on microbiological, biological, and environmental systems within multiple spectrums. All of her projects have a strong emphasis within the bio/environmental/civil-engineering field.
During her time as a US Fulbright student in Austria, she will be conducting full-time research on waste to energy systems and their impacts in collaboration with a local university. Her project specifically concerns the evaluation and reduction of methane emissions from various biogas manufacturing plants in Vienna.