Mel Butcher at NAEP


It has been a privilege to present industrial water/wastewater projects and research at multiple conferences from 2016 to present, including:

Mel and ASCE USF Students

Student & Young Professional Engagement

  • 2017: Spoke at the AWWA/WEF YP Summit on career acceleration
  • 2015 - Present: Regularly return to universities to speak to engineering and environmental organizations about career options and career development
  • Adjacent photo - with ASCE at USF student chapter

    MButcher's article in WE&T

    Writing and Publications

  • - Build a Mentor Relationship in ASCE's eCareerMentor Program - ASCE blog
  • - How to Network While You're in School for Engineering - LinkedIn
  • - “Six Lessons in Public Outreach: How social media can change public perception of a utility”, September 2014, WE&T Magazine published by WEF
  • - Emerging Leaders Alliance - ASCE blog
  • - You Don't Get What You Deserve: Thoughts on Salary Negotiation for Early Career STEM Professionals - LinkedIn
  • Mel Butcher STEMxm


    One of the things I am most proud of is a podcast I developed and produced, highlighting women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. I interviewed over 25 amazing women for the show. It was gratifying to have a vision and make it come to fruition. I handled every aspect of production from securing guests to interview, cutting/editing audio, and the full-spectrum of marketing efforts. Although I ended this podcast, I learned so much from going through the process. You can view the episode list here and access the podcast on iTunes here.