STEM Shoutout: Caroline Scruggs

Regents’ lecturer announced for the School of Architecture and Planning

Dr. Caroline Scruggs, an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, was selected for the Regents’ Lectureship through the 2020-2021 school year.

Scruggs earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Environment and Resources from Stanford University. Her intrigue with the “problem-solving aspect” of environmental engineering gave her the drive to pursue research on complex sustainable development issues.

“I am pursuing research on water reuse and chemicals policy that fills knowledge gaps in the literature and is important for sustainable development in the Southwestern US and other arid/semi-arid regions around the world. My community work, such as my service on the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Protection Advisory Board, is related to my research and other important environmental issues as well,” Scruggs said.

Because of this extensive research and service, Scruggs was selected for this award. She is excited to be named a Regents’ Lecturer and looks forward to the rest of her term.

It is truly an honor to be named Regents’ Lecturer by the School of Architecture and Planning,” Scruggs said.