Read it here: Dr. Brooke Mayer, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering in the Opus College of Engineering, will be working with collaborators around the country as part of the new STEPS Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation. The 5-year, $25 million research effort will focus on advancing phosphorus sustainability. This convergence research initiative brings together eight institutions and investigators from 28 different disciplines to address issues relevant to both food security and environmental quality.
Read it here: Dr. Patrick McNamara, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering in the Opus College of Engineering, andDr. Chris W. Marshall, assistant professor of biological sciences in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, were highlighted for research they are conducting measuring the levels of quaternary ammonium compounds and antibiotic-resistance genes in select wastewater treatment plants and bodies of water in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Read it here:Dr. Anthony Parolari, Assistant Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, was mentioned for a study and a paper he co-authored analyzing novel disease outbreaks over the past 400 years. The study found that large pandemics are more likely than one may think. You can also listen to him discuss his study on WUWM 89.7 FM.
Short Course: The Opus College of Engineering will be hosting the 2021Emerging Contaminants in Water and Wastewater short course on Tuesday, Oct. 26th. Presentations will be given through MS Teams by professionals in the EPA, national labs, consulting firms, universities, and regulators.
Seminar Series: The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering will be hosting a hybrid virtual/in-person Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series this fall. Seminars are held Wednesdays, 12:00 – 12:50 pm. Click here to find out more regarding dates, speakers, and format.