Tag Archives: Students and Young Professionals

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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Young Professional Jumps Into Arkansas WEA and Operations Challenge

November 30, 2016

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Alecia Patton’s welcome to the world of wastewater was intense — first, she was asked to lead the Arkansas Water Environment Association (WEA) Young Professionals Committee; then, she was told she was the newest member of the association’s Operations Challenge team. Patton jumped in with both feet when she entered the water sector and the […]

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Water Palooza Visits Einstein Charter School’s Sherwood Forest Campus

November 24, 2016

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Heather Niemec, from LSU Ag Center’s Young Wetlands Program, speaks with third graders about Louisiana’s lines of defense from storm surge. Photo courtesy of Michael Quamme.

Michael Quamme, chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) Community Service Project Michael Quamme, project engineer at Apex Engineering Group (Fargo, N.D.), has served as a chair of the Water Palooza since 2013 and the service project since 2014. He has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and North […]

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WEF Volunteers Get Noticed at New Orleans City Hall

November 23, 2016

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Volunteers helped build a rain garden and bioswale during the ninth annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Tim Moran, past chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) WEF Community Service Project Subcommittee Tim Moran, Chemtrol product manager at NIBCO (Elkhart, Ind.), served as a co-chair of the SYPC Community Service Projects from 2012 through 2015. He became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2011 and […]

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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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WEFTEC 2015 Volunteers Install Green Infrastructure in Chicago

January 29, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 114 WEFTEC volunteers and approximately 20 community volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago). Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

On Sept. 26, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals committee (SYPC) hosted the eighth annual WEFTEC service project. Approximately 114 WEFTEC volunteers and 20 community volunteers helped construct a rain garden and outdoor classroom at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago) for the project. Volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) […]

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WEFTEC 2015 Service Project Exceeds Size and Scope of Projects Past

December 29, 2015

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When the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals committee (SYPC) planned the first WEFTEC® service project in 2008, no one predicted the ripple effect these projects would have on their surrounding communities. Each year the annual event has grown in number of volunteers, physical size of the project, or amount of […]

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