Notable Women in Engineering: Brooke Mayer

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable Women in Engineering
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 14
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor's, Arizona State University
  • Graduate degree/university: Master's, Doctorate, Arizona State University

Brooke Mayer, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University, is an educator, researcher and community leader. 

Mayer is helping to solidify Milwaukee as a hub of environmental engineering innovation, said Kristina Ropella, dean of the Opus College of Engineering.

In 2021, Mayer engaged Marquette as one of eight partners in the Science & Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center, a multi-institutional project to address phosphorus sustainability. 

“With funding from NSF, this work will have lasting economic impact and drives toward greater global food security,” Ropella said.

Mayer also co-leads a new $3.8 million project focused on developing sustainable technologies to protect the environment and provide clean drinking water.

“Dr. Mayer is tackling critical engineering challenges while opening the door for a more inclusive engineering community,” Ropella said. “It is incredible to see a leader who drives innovation with their own talents while recognizing the need to develop a pipeline of engineers to push toward future solutions.”

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