Graduate Research Assistant
Mitch Maguire, originally from David City, Nebraska, joined the Water for Food Global Institute in May 2016 as a graduate research assistant. He also works for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Along with WFI Director of Research Christopher Neale, Maguire is conducting research on informing variable rate irrigation using remote sensing leveraged by unmanned aircraft systems.
Maguire earned a bachelor’s degree in biological systems engineering from UNL in May 2016. He previously served as an intern at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and also conducted undergraduate research focused on modeling large-scale irrigation on within the Platte River Basin. Over the next couple of years he hopes to continue building relationships with the people around him, and to ultimately help advance water use management in agriculture.