Ph.D. student Rob Sowby recently won the doctoral category in the J. Paul Riley Student Paper Competition, sponsored by the Utah Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). The competition, covering a variety of interdisciplinary water topics, included written papers and oral presentations on March 28 at the BYU Salt Lake Center. Sowby’s entry, “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Drinking Water Conservation in 10 Major U.S. Cities,” was an extension of his dissertation research on the energy footprints of public water systems with faculty advisor Dr. Steve Burian. Sowby is pictured here at right with AWRA Utah Section president David Hartvigsen, left, and competition sponsor Dr. Paul Riley, center.
The Rocky Mountain Section of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) recently selected Dr. Schmucker to receive this year’s Outstanding Teaching Award. This important distinction is based on letters of support from students and faculty recommendations. Congratulations to Dr. Schmucker for the dedication to teaching it takes to receive this fine distinction.