VICKSBURG, Miss. – Taylor Cagle has joined the Hydrologic Systems Branch in the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
Cagle is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison, Mississippi. She earned her master’s degree in coastal and ecological engineering from Louisiana State University in 2021 and her bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University in 2019.
Her graduate research included quantifying discharge on the Lower Mississippi River physical model and analyzing the effects of sediment diversions on the lower river's hydraulics and bedload transport. Her undergraduate research included sediment transport research on Deer Island, water quality and stream stability analysis of Catalpa Creek and research on the utilization of steel slag as a paving aggregate.
Cagle’s main areas of interest include hydrology and hydraulics modeling and ecological modeling. She will be working on post-fire hydrology modeling projects and projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering With Nature program.
The ERDC is one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world, conducting research and development in support of the Soldier, military installations and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works mission, as well as for other federal, state and municipal authorities. As part of ERDC, the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory addresses an entire spectrum of water resource challenges in groundwater, watersheds, rivers, reservoirs, estuaries, harbors, coastal inlets and wetlands, and delivers solutions to our nation’s most challenging coastal and hydraulics problems through research, development and application of cutting-edge science, engineering and technology.
For more information about the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, please visit https://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Locations/CHL. To explore other career opportunities at the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, please contact and send resumes to CHLcareers@usace.army.mil.