Environmental Engineering PhD student, Kate Dowdell, has been awarded a fellowship for water quality and treatment research from the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association (MI-AWWA).
Dowdell’s project, “Reducing Selection of Opportunistic Bacterial Pathogens in Biological Drinking Water Filters,” was selected based on the merits of the study, as well as Dowdell’s high academic achievements. Dowdell is sponsored by Environmental Engineering Professor, Lutgarde Raskin.
The primary goal of the MI-AWWA fellowship is to stimulate greater involvement of Michigan’s academic institutions and their graduate and undergraduate students in the study of drinking water related fields. AWWA encourages innovative solutions to priority problems of the drinking water community.
The fellowship program is one year in length. $3,000 is awarded, with $2,000 provided to Kate Dowdell and $1,000 to be used by the sponsoring professor, Lutgarde Raskin, for research-related projects. Upon completion of the fellowship, recipients are encouraged to submit a research paper or present their findings at an AWWA sponsored event.
MI-AWWA is a large community of water professionals, now totaling about 1700 members. These water pioneers are leading the advancement of water knowledge and improving the value and quality of water in Michigan.