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2015 Master's Project Defenses
First Round

Friday, Feb. 27
9:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Bren Hall 1414

Members of the Bren community and the public are invited to be on hand as 2nd-year Bren School MESM students present their Master’s Project Defenses. Each Group Project and Eco-Entrepreneurship Project team will present a defense of their project and then take questions from faculty reviewers.

The defenses will be held on two non-consecutive dates, with the second group of teams presenting on Friday, March 6. See more about the second round of master's project defenses.

Read more about the current Group Projects and Eco-E Projects.

Time Group Title Faculty Advisor Project Team
9:00 - 9:40
Envisioning an Urban Market for Conserved Water in Southern California
Gary Libecap
Jim Bond, Mary-Sophia Motlow, Lauren Steely, Dean Wang
9:45 - 10:25
Analysis of BMPs and the Agricultural Conditional Waiver Program in Ventura County
Andrew Plantinga
Adam Jorge, Chase Lecroy, Hansa Srinivasan
10:30 - 11:10
Portable, whole-home solar solutions for less developed nations
Emily Cotter & Jeff Dozier
Dan Hannigan, Prajwal Manohar Kumar, Chris Uraine
11:15 - 11:55
Crickets as a Sustainable Protein Source for Human Consumption
Emily Cotter & Matt Potoski
Tyler Isaac, Megan Miranda, Jacob Skaggs
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:40
Addressing Sedimentation of Ecuador's Rio Chone Estuary: A Watershed Perspective
Steve Gaines
Francesca de Leon, Steven Johnson, Jacob Marcon, Natalie Phares
1:45 - 2:25
Keep Swordfish Local: Evaluating management strategies to revitalize the California swordfish fishery
Hunter Lenihan
Paige Berube, Jenny Couture, Miguel Gomez Munoz, Lexi Journey, Aliya Rubinstein
2:30 - 3:10
A Decision Support Framework for Designing Territorial Use Rights for Fishing
Chris Costello
Jennifer Macy, Kaia Joye Moyer, Rodrigo Oyanedel, Salvador Rodriguez Van Dyck, Keith Shattenkirk
3:15 - 3:55
The Development of a Sustainable Water Master Plan for Burbank Water and Power
Bob Wilkinson
Dan Gold, Chris Heckman, Chris Hewes, Alyssa Krag-Arnold, Lila Spring
4:00 - 4:40
Evaluating Water-Related Risk in a Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Trish Holden
Lyandra Dias, Casey Garrett, Aarushi Jha, Grace Kao, Kathy Tejano


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