Students & Young Professionals
WEF Community Service Project
Hosted by the Students & Young Professionals Committee
Saturday, September 27, 2014
We are in the process of planning the 2014 WEF Community Service Project in New Orleans, LA. Please contact Tim, Haley or Dianne if interested in participating in the planning of the 2014 service project in New Orleans.
The 2013 project was a success! Over 100 volunteers participated in the 2013 project, "Reading, Writing, and Rain Gardens," that consisted of replacing concrete with green infrastructure on the playground at the John C. Haines Elementary in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood. The trees and rain garden will help relieve runoff from urban flooding and reduce heat island effect in a critical public space for students. Locating the project at a school helps us increase the awareness of the value of water with impressionable young minds. Opening General Session speaker Kevin Carroll donated to the school 75 assorted balls, ball bags and pumps, a group of volunteers held a open mic night during WEFTEC and donated proceeds from the event as seed money to the school for the coming year, and the Illinois WEA will continue volunteer support in follow-up maintenance of the rain garden and educational opportunities for the students. We look forward to planning the 2014 WEF Community Service Project in New Orleans, LA. If interested in being on the planning committee, please contact any of the people listed below. See you in New Orleans!
Questions: Contact the WEF Community Service Project Chair, Tim Moran; SYPC Vice Chair, Haley Falconer or WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.
University Student Lounge
Sunday - Tuesday, September 28 - 30, 2014
The University Student Lounge is sponsored by environmental companies participating in the WEFTEC Students & Young Professionals Networking and Career Fair. Complimentary light lunch and refreshments are provided Sunday and Monday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The lounge offers students their own place to meet with fellow students and develop lifelong friendships.
WEF Students & Young Professionals Committee Meeting
Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Students and Young Professionals are welcome to attend. Connect with young professionals from around the globe through the work of WEF young professionals.
Student Design Competition
Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 8:00 - 3:00 PM
Member Associations proudly select their best Student Chapter Design Team to participate in this annual WEFTEC Design Competition. Each design team will receive a recognition plaque / each team member will receive a certificate. Through sponsorships, award money will be presented to the 1st - 4th place winners from the Wastewater Design competition (hydraulic, capacity design, upgrades to existing systems, biosolids handling etc...) and Environmental Design competition (contemporary engineering topics, i.e. sustainability, water reuse, wetland construction, etc...). The 2014 teams will be announced this summer.
2013 Design Competition Team Winners:
|1st - University of South Florida
||1st - University of British Columbia
|2nd - Southern Methodist University
||2nd - University of South Florida
|3rd - University of Colorado - Boulder
||3rd - North Dakota State University
|4th - University of Wisconsin - Madison
||4th - University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
|Runner Up - Nevada - Reno
|Runner UP - Old Dominion University
|Runner Up - University of Guelph
|Runner Up - University of Utah
Companies interested in sponsoring this event in 2014 should contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley
WEF Student Paper Competition
Member Associations submit their 1st place winner into the WEF Student Paper Competition. All paper candidates who participated in this competition are invited to present a poster in the Learning Lounge. The following presented at WEFTEC 2013!
Patrick LaBruzzo - California WEA - 1st place in the Undergraduate Division
San Jose State University
Xuan Zheng - Pennsylvania WEA - 1st place in the Graduate Division
University of Pittsburgh
Amanda Heller - Central States WEA - Runner Up
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Student Chapter Annual Meeting
Monday, September 29, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
More than 30 annually attend this meeting to include Student Chapter Officers from the 108 WEF Student Chapters, academic advisors, and Member Association Leaders. This meeting is held annually at WEFTEC, providing a forum to share ideas and programs. For more information about this meeting or interest in forming a Student Chapter, contact: Darrin Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
Students & Young Professionals Networking & Career Fair
Monday, September 29, 2014 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
The Career Fair offers an opportunity to expand the student’s knowledge of the water quality industry and to acquire better interviewing skills. Top environmental firms from the U.S./Canada will be on hand to meet informally with students and also pre-schedule interviewing opportunities.
Students should submit (email) their resume to WEFTECStudent@wef.org by Sept. 2, 2014!
**Word and PDF format accepted**
Companies interested in a 2014 Career Fair booth, contact Dianne Crilley at email@example.com.
Students & Young Professionals Social Events
Black & Veatch Student Appreciation Night
Monday, September 29, 2014 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
This annual event provides students an opportunity to network with their peers and to meet the leaders within Black & Veatch. Kick off the evening with Black & Veatch followed by the Students and Young Professionals reception as detailed below.
WEF Young Professionals Reception
Monday, September 29, 2014| 8:00 - 11:00 PM
This fun filled evening is provided through sponsorship. There will be lots of give aways, music, conversation and networking throughout the evening. Your WEFTEC badge is required.
For more information regarding 2014 sponsorship opportunities for the above events, details on submitting a resume, or any other questions, contact Dianne Crilley, firstname.lastname@example.org / 703/684-2445 (t)