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Erica Cartusciello

Erica Cartusciello, BE'15


Erica Cartusciello, BE'15, received a grant to do research for the Toward Sustainability Foundation in utilizing organic constituents in the development of hydroponic solutions.  Among her other accomplishments are designing an aquaculture hydroponics hybrid demonstration system for Cornell Cooperative Extension, presenting work on the utilization of plant roots as a sustainable biological medium for nitrogen breakdown in a hybrid system, and designing websites, logo images and book covers for work with aquaculture.  She was the webmaster for the campus IBE student group, was the president and founder of the CU Aquaculture and Multiponics Student Research Group, and was the Programming  Chair for the CU Premedical Society, working with premed students and admissions counselors.  She also volunteered for outreach with 4H groups and her project for large-leaf production of basil is currently pending review for entry into the Guiness Book of World Records.  [BE, biomedical concentration, CALS]