UCF Students Sweep Awards at State Water Conference
UCF environmental engineering students together with faculty advisor Dr. Steve Duranceau participated in the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2017 Annual Conference held at Champions Gate between November 26-30.
UCF CECE students Jessica Cormier, Frances Martinez, Maria Arenas, Martin Coleman and Daniel Whalen presented posters on their research projects at the conference.
Martin Coleman’s poster “Implementing a Potable Supply, Treatment and Distribution System Water Quality Assessment for Butts County, Georgia” was selected as best poster.
Graduate students Martin Coleman, Maria Arenas and Paul Staubus (photo insert) competed in and won the state’s Water Bowl beating out the University of Florida and other teams from UCF.
Graduate students Paul Staubus and Maria Arenas each won the prestigious Roy W. Likins Scholarship. Each year, the Likins Scholarship Committee awards a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $25,000 in scholarships. The scholarships are distributed in $2,500 or more increments to deserving Florida students, either in undergraduate or graduate school.
Doctoral student Angela Rodriguez presented the paper “Assessing Adenosine Triphosphate as a Microbiological Surrogate in Drinking Water Systems”;
Dr. Duranceau presented the paper “Assessing the Impact of Radionuclides Released by a Massive Sinkhole Into the Floridan Aquifer on Local Municipal Water Supplies”.