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Suzette Burckhard

Suzette Burckhard


Professor/Assistant Department Head

Office Building

Crothers Engineering Hall



Mailing Address

Crothers Engineering Hall 312
Civil & Environ Engineering-Box 2219
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


PhD Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
MS Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University
MS Physics, Kansas State University
BS Civil Engineering, South Dakota State University
BS Engineering Physics, South Dakota State University

Academic Interests/Expertise

Working with underrepresented individuals in engineering

Academic Responsibilities

Structural Materials Lab, Water Resources Engineering, Hydrology, Introduction to Civil Engineering, Graduate Seminar, Graduate Colloquium, Introduction to Graduate School, Research and Writing in Civil Engineering

Committee Activities

Departmental Curriculum Committee, Departmental Assessment Committee

Specialty Area

  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Education

Awards and Honors

2017 Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering Researcher of the Year, 2015 Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering Advisor of the Year, 2009 Friend of ASCE student chapter, Co-author of 2008 ESRI award for Best Scientific Paper in GIS, 3rd place, SDSU Faculty Woman of Distinction 2004, SDSU Sewrey Colloquium lecturer 2003


NSF: Collaborative Research Oglala Lakota College, South Dakota State University, South Dakota School of Mines Pre-Engineering Educational Collaborative -OSSPEEC-II,
Co-investigator: CEAP: Conservation Practices Assessment of the Lower Bad River Basin

Professional Memberships

ASCE, Sigma Xi, ASEE, Sigma Pi Sigma, ASMR, SWE, AISES

Work Experience

USDA Water Quality Fellow, Kansas State University
Visiting Scientist, USGS EROS Data Center
Visiting Researcher, Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs

Area(s) of Research

Engineering Education, Material Properties, Water Resources, Hydrologic Cycle, Climate Trends

Applications of Research

Simulation of complex systems


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