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Sholtes, Kari A



Research Areas research areas



  • UV LED, UV microbial inactivation, Wastewater-based epidemiology and SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance


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courses taught

  • CVEN 3227 - Probability, Statistics and Decision
    Teaching Assistant - Spring 2018
    Introduces uncertainty based analysis concepts and applications in the planning and design of civil engineering systems emphasizing probabilistic, statistics, and design concepts and methods.
  • CVEN 3414 - Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Emphasizes chemical, ecological and hydrological fundamentals and importance of mass and energy balances in solving environmental engineering problems related to water quality, water and wastewater treatment, air pollution, solid and hazardous waste management, sustainability and risk assessment.
  • CVEN 3424 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces design and operation of facilities for treatment of municipal water supplies and wastewater. Provides an engineering application of physical, chemical, and biological unit processes and operations for removal of impurities and pollutants. Involves an integrated design of whole treatment systems combining process elements.
  • CVEN 3602 - Transportation Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Introduces the principles of transportation systems with a focus on highway engineering and traffic analysis. Provides the basic skill set that will allow students to solve transportation problems related with highway design and traffic control and analysis. Provides an introduction to technology, operating characteristics, and relative merits of highway, airway, waterway, railroad, pipeline, and convey or transportation systems.
  • CVEN 3708 - Geotechnical Engineering 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2024
    Covers basic engineering characteristics of geological materials; soil and rock classifications; site investigation; physical, mechanical, and hydraulic properties of geologic materials; the effective stress principle; soil and rock improvement; seepage analysis; stress distribution; and consolidation and settlement analyses. Selected experimental and computational laboratories.
  • CVEN 3718 - Geotechnical Engineering 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Fall 2023
    Covers stress analysis and plastic equilibrium, sheer strength of soil, bearing capacity, lateral earth pressures, slope stability and underground construction. Analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls and other earth and rock structures. Selected experimental and computational laboratories.
  • MCEN 3012 - Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores fundamental concepts and basic theory, including first and second laws of thermodynamics, properties, states, thermodynamic functions and cycles. Same as GEEN 3852.
  • MCEN 4086 - Writing for Design Projects
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Communicate professionally in writing to the technical and nontechnical audience. Develop skills to analyze rhetorical situations and compose documents, such as reports, technical manuals and user guides, that achieve a specific purpose and meet the needs of a particular audience. Writing with clarity, conciseness and correctness will be emphasized.


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