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The second annual New England Graduate Student Water Symposium will take place on the Amherst Campus starting Friday September 11 and concluding on Sunday September 13.  All graduate students, post docs and advanced undergraduates working on research pertaining to potable water, wastewater, stormwater, natural water, water resources, hydrology, water chemistry and water microbiology are invited to submit abstracts.  For more see the conference website.

Arianne Bazilio, a doctoral candidate from Guyana studying in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a 2014-15 International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). AAUW International Fellows are selected for their academic achievement, scholarly promise, and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. They return to their home countries to become leaders in government, academia, community activism, business, and science.

“I was astounded and deeply honored when I learnt that I was...

 Dr. Palmer traveled with a large contingency of graduate students and post-docs from the EWRE program to attend the World Environmental and Water Resource Congress hosted by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE, which was held in Austin, Texas from May 17th- May 21st.  Faculty represented by the students and post-docs include Drs. David Ahlfeld, Casey Brown, Mi-Hyun Park, Richard Palmer, John Tobiason, and Ethan Yang.  Students and post-docs attending the meeting and presenting posters and professional papers included:  Gordon Clark, Leslie De Cristofaro, Lillian...

Dr. Sanjay Arwade organized a SEM alumni gathering on Wedneday, June 3rd in New York City. All were able to share the professional successes they have enjoyed following their time at UMass.

From left to right:

Meghan Krupka, Emre Kalayci, Onur Ihtiyur, Tomer Soran, Kevin Norton, Marc Fernandez, Sean Kelton, Rebecca Freed

Dr. John Tobiason will attend and present a paper at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) June 7-10 in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Tobiason is presenting a talk on treatment strategies in a special session on control of manganese. In addition, Dr. Tobiason is a co-author on a poster lead by PhD student Joseph Goodwill and a paper presented by PhD student Yanjun Jiang, both based on results from a US EPA funded study of the use of ferrate in drinking water treatment; Dr. David Reckhow is co-director of the project and co-author on the presentations.