Engineering Grad Students Grant, Felber Present at American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition

Two UI Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students and trainees in the Sustainable Water Development NSF Graduate Training Program presented their posters March 18-22 at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, LA.

They were Amina Grant, PhD candidate and trainee who presented on Pb and Cu in Iowa Drinking Water; and Olivia Felber, PhD candidate and trainee who presented her work on pathways for removing nitrogen from agricultural runoff.

In 2016, the University of Iowa received a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to develop the Sustainable Water Development graduate program. The innovative graduate program trains a new generation of water sustainability professionals to address the tangle of water, food, and energy challenges facing resource-limited communities, which include rural, often agricultural-based communities, as well as poor urban centers and developing countries. It is the only NRT-funded training program of its kind in Iowa.

To learn more about the program, go to http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/education/sustainable-water-development-graduate-program/ and https://now.uiowa.edu/2016/09/ui-wins-3-million-grant-launch-water-sustainability-graduate-program

ACS organizes two national meetings and expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. During the meeting, scientists present new multidisciplinary research, hear the latest information in their areas of professional interest, and network with colleagues.

From left, Olivia Felber and Amina Grant present their posters at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.