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Tracy Fanara on the Winning Design Team for the USEPA Campus RainWorks Challenge.
Congratulations to Tracy Fanara, one of the members of the UF design team that has won the inaugural USEPA Campus RainWorks Challenge. The U.S. EPA launched the Campus RainWorks Challenge in May 2012 to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, planners, and engineers to develop innovative green infrastructure systems that mitigate the impacts of urban stormwater while supporting sustainable communities. Student teams were invited to create an innovative green infrastructure design for a site on their campus showing how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the campus community and the environment. The University of Florida Team. Tracy (on left) is shown with Nancy Stoner, USEPA Acting Assistant Administrator for Water. Tracy is a doctoral student in Environmental Engineering Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Wise.
Stephanie Ishii wins the AWWA Larson Aquatic Research Support Scholarship for 2013
Stephanie Ishii is a PhD candidate under the mentorship of Dr. Treavor Boyer. Her dissertation research involves quantifying the environmental, economic, and social impacts of wastewater systems using Life Cycle Assessment and survey methods. Stephanie's work is driven by the potential for alternative wastewater systems to achieve a wide range of benefits, including water conservation, enhanced nutrient recovery, and water resource protection. Her previous research experiences have included evaluating the secondary effects of anion exchange on corrosion potential in the distribution system, as well as the use of fluorescence spectroscopy for the characterization of dissolved organic matter.
Dr. Thurston E. "Lars" Larson was a brilliant and dedicated water chemist and researcher. In addition, Dr. Larson continually emphasized the need for strong graduate programs in water chemistry and related fields to train qualified, dedicated scientists and engineers who will provide leadership in efforts to improve water quality. The Larson Aquatic Research Support (LARS) scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Larson by providing support and encouragement to outstanding graduate students preparing for careers in the fields of science or engineering. One doctoral and one master's student are chosen annually as recipients of this award based on academic record and leadership.