Lauren Fry Awarded Graduate Scholarship

Doctoral student Lauren Fry (Environmental Engineering) has been awarded a graduate scholarship from Qualitative Environmental Analysis (QEA), an environmental engineering consulting firm. Fry, formerly a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, has developed a research program that focuses on the barriers to sanitation coverage in developing countries, including the impacts of global change. QEA initiated its scholarship program in 2006 to support graduate student education in environmental analysis of natural systems.

Richard Honrath Receives $185,000 from NASA

Richard Honrath has received $185,000, the first increment of a three-year project totaling $380,000, from NASA for “A Study of Biomass-Burning and Anthropogenic Impacts on Arctic Tropospheric Chemistry Using Measurements at Summit, Greenland, as Part of the POLARCAT International Polar Year Project.”

Ann Brady, Linda Phillips, Karina Jousma Receive Award from the American Society for Engineering Education

Ann Brady, scientific and technical communication/arts (STC/A) program director and assistant professor, received an early career/best paper award from the American Society for Engineering Education for “Interdisciplinary International Senior Design: How Service Learning Projects in Developing Countries Support ABET Accreditation,” in the environmental engineering division.

The award, given June 26 on the moonlit beaches of Waikiki, was accepted by co-authors Linda Phillips, international senior design director and lecturer in civil and environmental engineering, and undergraduate Karina Jousma (STC), who presented the paper during the society’s annual conference in Honolulu.

“I am deeply honored to receive an award from an engineering society,” said Brady. “It demonstrates the power of interdisciplinary and student-professor working relationships.”