Research Group Bio - Elizabeth Woodworth
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Elizabeth (Beth) Woodworth is the manager of technical services at CEAT within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL with a major in biology and minors in geography and environmental science. She completed her masters in geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign specializing in fluvial geomorphology under Dr. Bruce Rhoads. During her masters she attained skills in spatial analysis, surveying, sediment collection and analysis, and general field skills. As part of Dr. Herricks research group she has participated projects focusing on wildlife hazard mitigation at airport and analysis of FOD (foreign object and debris) detection systems. She co-created a workshop for wildlife managers at airport. She has done field testing of various avian radars. She has participated in the site selection for avian radars. In addition, she has used spatial analysis to visualize wildlife problems within and beyond the airport environment; some of this work has been utilized for an FAA wildlife hazard assessment. In conjunction with the CEAT team she has pioneered new methods in avian radar data processing and performed analysis of bird strike data. She has lead field evaluations of avian radar systems at JKF and DFW and participated in evaluations across the US at civilian and military airfields. She has aided in the writing of reports for both the wildlife and FOD projects. She has lead field evaluations of various FOD systems within the US and at Changi airport in Singapore. She is an integral part of the CEAT team.