Join the SYPC

The WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) develops several regular programs that occur at WEFTEC. These programs drive innovation, enrich the expertise of water professionals, and increase the awareness of the value of water. 


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Water Palooza

When:  Friday, October 15, 2021
Where: Manierre Elementary School 
            1420 N Hudson Ave,
            Chicago, IL 60610

Water Palooza will be happening virtually at Manierre Elementary School! If you would like to be a part of our live stream or provide an activity/giveaways for the students, please email WEF Staff liaison Megan Livak


Community Service Project

When:  Saturday, October 16, 2021
            8:30am - 4:00pm 

*Buses will pick up volunteers at the Hilton Chicago Headquarters Hotel (720 S. Michigan Ave). We will begin loading at 8:30am and will be departing by 9:00am. Buses will arrive back at the Hilton by 4:00pm.

The Annual WEF Community Service Project, organized by the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), offers WEFTEC participants an opportunity to give back to the Chicago local host community. Volunteers should be prepared to build, plant, paint, and/or rehabilitate an outdoor worksite – details about the project scope will be shared this Summer.  

Registration for the service project is free and open to all WEFTEC participants.  Volunteers will receive transportation to and from the worksite, a t-shirt, lunch, and a WEF Community Service Project ribbon for their WEFTEC badge. Service Project volunteers will also leave a lasting mark on the water environment in Chicago.


Student Design Competition

The WEF Student Design Competition promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing education and careers in water and wastewater engineering and science. 

Join on Sunday, October 17th, 2021, for a day of preseantions from our WEFTEC 2021 Student Design Competition competitors!
S105 abcd, South Hall Level 1, McCormick Place, Chicago Illinois
Presentations: 8 AM - 3 PM
Award Ceremony: 6 PM

Student & YP Meeting

WEF Students & Young Professionals Committee Meeting

When: Monday, October 18
Where: S103bcd, South Building Level 1 – McCormick Place

Student Meeting, 10:00am - 11:00am
SYP Meeting, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Students are welcome and encouraged to stick around for YP Meeting!

Please email Megan Livak for more information.

Students, Academics, Young Professionals, and Member Association leaders are invited to attend this meeting. Come join in and learn what the SYPC has been up to!

WEFTEC Happy Hour/Reception

More details to follow!

WEFTEC on a Dime

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