Tag Archives: Student Design Competition

My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven

February 14, 2017

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WEF inspires a love connection It’s one of those fairy-tale romances you thought only happened in movies. Growing together through wastewater and engineering It begins with two young and ambitious environmental engineering students. Add a wastewater design competition, and sparks were sure to fly. Chris Wilson and Lauren Zuravnsky first crossed paths in 2005. Both […]

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Teams from Minnesota and Texas Win WEF’s 2016 Student Design Competition

December 13, 2016

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During WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans, teams of university students presented their wastewater and environmental designs for the 15th annual Student Design Competition. Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) host their own Student Design Competitions. Teams are invited to work on a chosen design problem or to bring projects they are currently working […]

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Putting Wastewater Designs to the Test During WEFTEC 2016 Student Design Competition

August 19, 2016

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A record number of teams is set to compete in the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition at WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans. This year’s Student Design Competition will feature 15 teams from 16 different schools, making it the largest field of contenders since the competition began in 2002. The Student Design […]

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Central States WEA Program Seeks To Bring Sanitation to Underdeveloped Regions

April 28, 2016

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For its second project, GWS focused on Bahia Bellena, a village of several tightly packed commercial establishments and 40 to 50 homes. The village sits at the entrance of the Marino Ballena National Park in Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of the Global Water Stewardship.

The Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) has created a program to help protect public health in underdeveloped regions of the world. The program, Global Water Stewardship (GWS), seeks to advance the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goal of providing sanitation for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who lack it. CSWEA’s membership called for the […]

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Teams from Texas and North Dakota Win 2015 Student Design Competition

November 27, 2015

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A panel of judges and other WEFTEC 2015 attendees listen to student teams present their engineering solutions to real-world problems. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Student teams gathered at WEFTEC® 2015 in Chicago to compete in the 14th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition. The WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee event promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing an education and career in water and wastewater engineering and science. Individuals or teams of […]

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South Florida, British Columbia Teams Win the 2014 WEF Student Design Competition

November 24, 2014

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During the 2014 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition a judge asks the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) about their project. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Students from the University of South Florida (Tampa) and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) won the 2014 Water Environment Federation Student Design Competition. The thirteenth annual competition took place in New Orleans at WEFTEC® 2014, WEF’s 87th annual technical exhibition and conference. The University of South Florida team project, “South/Central Hillsborough County Service Area […]

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WEF Presents the 2013 Student Design Competition Winners

November 19, 2013

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Student teams from the University of South Florida (Tampa) and University of British Columbia (Vancouver) won the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) 2013 Student Design Competition. The 12th annual competition, held at WEFTEC® 2013 in Chicago, recognized team projects presenting a design that helps solve a local water quality issue. Wastewater Design Category Winner […]

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Watch the WEFTEC 2013 Highlight Reel on YouTube

November 8, 2013

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WEFTEC 2013 featured educational opportunities on the exhibit floor that included technical sessions. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) hosted its 86th annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC® 2013, Oct. 5–9 in Chicago. A total 22,589 registrants had access to 144 technical sessions, 24 workshops, 10 facility tours, and 971 companies using a net 27,628 m2 (297,400 ft2) of exhibit space. In addition to numerous educational opportunities […]

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