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Student Awarded IDA 2013 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship

Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Student Awarded $10,000 Scholarship. Leila Karimi, a Ph.D. candidate who researches brackish water desalination at New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), has been awarded the International Desalination Association’s (IDA) 2013 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is designed to encourage engineers and scientists to pursue education in…
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Student Awarded Ivanhoe Foundation Fellowship

New Mexico State University master’s degree student awarded the Ivanhoe Foundation fellowship In recognition of his current research and potential for future contributions in the critical field of water research, Kwonit Mallick, currently pursuing a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at NMSU, was awarded a $5,000 annual fellowship from the Ivanhoe Foundation. This amount will…
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Senator Heinrich Visits IEE

Senator Martin Heinrich visited the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility to present the Better Buildings Federal Award to the facility past July 12, 2013. During this visit, IEE faculty, staff and students had the opportunity to speak with the senator and present various programs. • Graduate students do part of their water treatment, alternative…
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2013 Design Contest a Success

WERC’s Environmental Design Contest is a unique event that brings together industry, government and academia in the search for improved environmental solutions. The event was successfully carried out for the 23rd time in 2013. During this competition, students were given the opportunity to choose a challenge from four different tasks related to different environmental issues….
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2013 Graduating Students, Staff

IEE students worked hard to accomplish their goals after May 2013 graduation. Baraka Lwoya graduated from chemical engineering with a minor in chemistry. He plans to pursue his PhD at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lwoya was named outstanding graduate student by the International & Border Program, received a Fellowship from the IEE/WERC, where…
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Ohio University – green all over

Ohio University is “green” in more ways than its teal, oval logo. Besides its status as home to the largest in-vessel composting system at a university in the nation, Ohio University has been identified as an Ohio Center of Excellence for energy and the environment. What you may not know about the university is that,…
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The International Environmental Design Contest, a history

WERC’s Environmental Design Contest is a unique event that brings together industry, government and academia in the search for improved environmental solutions. Held annually since 1991 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the contest draws hundreds of college students from throughout the United States and around the world. The 2012 event…
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A reputation for them to uphold

Six students from Montana Tech will be attending the 2012 International Environmental Design Contest. The student team elected to compete in Task 3, titled “Treatment Technology Validation for Water Softening Technology.” The team will design a way to test the efficacy and validity of water softening treatments and claims. They will also prepare oral and…
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WERC/IEE staff recognized for contributions

The coming months will be bittersweet as IEE/WERC bids farewell to two long-standing employees who are retiring this year. Senior Program Specialist Bryan Swain and Senior Program Manager Karen Mikel were formally recognized for their commitment and accomplishments at a staff retreat in January. They will be missed. The occasion served as a reminder that…
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Playing tough on hard water

In the state of New Mexico, scrubbing traces of hard water from faucets, drains, and dishes is a familiar experience. Fortunately, there are multiple treatments and technologies available to prevent the build-up of unwanted minerals. The trouble occurs when trying to select the best product or technology to do so. Enter chemical engineering students Keith…
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