UCF environmental engineering students recently participated in the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2021 Annual Conference that was held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida between November 28 and December 1. Photo (right depicts Dr. Duranceau and CECE graduate students at the conference).

Doctoral candidate Tulsi Shukla, graduate master’s student Devon Higgins (not shown), and faculty advisor Dr. Duranceau received the conference’s 2021 “Best Paper Award” for Tulsi’s presentation “Evaluating Ozone Oxidation and Granular Activated Carbon for Treatment of Disinfection By-Products” at the conference.

Doctoral candidates Tulsi Shukla and Paula Campesino received the 2021 conference’s “Best Poster Award” for the research entitled “Waiahi Water Treatment Facility Ultrafiltration Backwash Water Settling and Residual Aluminum Analysis.”

UCF CECE graduate students Jessica Cormier, Tulsi Shukla and Paula Campesino (left to right) won 1st Place in the state’s Water Bowl, a student quiz-based format that competes students.

Chris Hagglund and Nino Stea are two UCF students were recognized by being awarded the highly competitive Roy Likins Scholarship. Chris is a master’s student evaluating different membrane manufacturer products for Jupiter Water Utilities, and Nino is an undergraduate researcher studying tray aeration water treatment effectiveness for Polk County Utilities located in central Florida.

Each year, the Likins Scholarship Committee awards a limited number of scholarships to eligible Florida students pursuing a degree relating to the drinking water industry.