Mary Burnam

Master's Student

Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Mary Burnam received her BS in environmental engineering at the University of Georgia where she was awarded the Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award in Environmental Engineering. Previously, Mary has worked as a summer intern at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute creating a ROMS-Agrif Model of the Gulf Stream. She also worked with Dr. Brock Woodson on a ten-year oceanic model for an NSF funded project. Mary worked as a summer student fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution under Dr. Britt Raubenheimer and Dr. Steve Elgar where she used drones and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to remotely study inlet flow fields. Currently, Ms. Burnam is working on the Development of a Stormwater Management Curriculum for Local Georgia Agencies with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, College of Engineering, and the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Research Focus

  • Stormwater
  • Asset Management
  • Stormwater Management
  • Stormwater Curriculum
  • Georgia Local Governments

Major Professor

Stephan Durham, Ph.D.


B.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Georgia, 2020