Join Ohio Section American Water Works Association for the next installment of its Diversity in Water virtual speaker series. The goal of the series is to highlight diverse voices in the water industry and provide career advice for young professionals and students. The speakers discuss their career path, how their identity has impacted their journey, and how they see diversity playing a role in the future of the water industry.
The event will take place on May 13th at 5:30pm and feature Professor Willie Harper. Dr. Harper is a professor of environmental engineering and science at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He has transitioned from a role as an industry engineer into academia where his research focuses on how we can use microorganisms to detect and degrade contaminants. Dr. Harper has taught numerous courses in water quality, microbiology, and environmental policy and he has served as a visiting faculty member at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and at the Denmark Technical University.
Learn more about Dr. Harper and register for the event on Eventbrite.
On Tuesday, March 23 at 6pm, the Young Professional’s Committee of the Ohio Section of the American Water Works Association is hosting a virtual panel for students to learn about different career paths in the water industry. This is an opportunity to hear from a young professional from each sector of the water industry: research, regulatory, operations, and consulting.
- Liz Crafton – Research Engineer with Hazen and Sawyer
- Andy Elderbrock – Water Resources Specialist at Arcadis
- Brandon Fox – Plant Manager at the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Hayley Zimmerman – Environmental Specialist 2 with the Division of Drinking and Groundwater at the Ohio EPA
The event will include brief presentations from each panelist about their role and background, followed by a Q&A session, and finally the opportunity to speak with the panelists individually in breakout rooms.
This is a great chance for students of various backgrounds to learn about the many opportunities within the water industry. Plus, ask your questions about entering the professional world!
Register here and a Zoom link will be sent to you via email. Please contact Dane Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
RSVP for an eHappy Hour hosted by Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA) Young Professionals on Friday, February 26th at 5:30PM. Zoom meeting info will be emailed before the event.
- Meet others in water and wastewater in a relaxed, low-key environment.
- Form relationships that will last throughout your career.
- See how many item you can find from a scavenger hunt list.
- Bring something to show and tell; it could be something big or small. It could be your favorite beverage, a hobby you picked up recently, your pet, etc.
RSVP for the eHappy Hour here.
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Applications are now being accepted for the Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, an NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Interns will work with faculty in a research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $6,400 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.
Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science. The program will take place at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in the beach community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
More information and the application can be found on the UD website. You may also be interested to hear directly from former interns, or see one of the program field trips on the R/V Daiber on the Delaware Bay.
The deadline to apply is Friday, February 12, 2021.
Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.