Environmental Engineering Students win Sustainability Competition

Pat Ford and Julie Bliss selected in poster competition

On April 10, 2013, WPI held its fifth annual sustainability project competition, Envisioning Sustainable Futures. The poster presentations showcased sustainability-themed projects from courses and project work at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This friendly competition offers several prizes, and the opportunity to learn how student work at WPI is improving the future of Planet Earth.  

Two awards went to Environmental Engineering students: at the undergraduate level, Patrick Ford (BS 2013) and at the graduate level, Julie Bliss. Patrick Ford is pictured with his MQP partner, Amy Loomis. The full list of winners is as follows:  

First Year Category: “Housing in a Bottle” Rachel Kennedy (AREN), Rita Newman (ME), Jennifer Wallace (CE), Adriana Reyes (ECE), Nathan George (RBE/CS) (Advisor: Diran Apelian)  

Undergraduate Category: “Intelligent Preprocessing of Electronic Waste during Recycling: A Source for Critical Materials” Amy Loomis (ME), Patrick Ford (EVE) (Advisors: Diran Apelian, Jeanine Plummer)  

Graduate Category: “Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane in Water: Sustainable Treatment Options” Julie Bliss (EVE) (Advisor: John Bergendahl)

April 16, 2013

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