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Awards & accolades


November 29, 2017

Fall 2017

Maxwell Armenta
King County Graduate Student Research Fellowship
Master’s student Maxwell Armenta has received a King County Graduate Student Research Fellowship. The award funds Armenta’s research to introduce granular activated sludge at the West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle with the goal of enhancing wastewater purification.  

Claire Beveridge
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Ph.D. student Claire Beveridge is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Beveridge is studying the lifecycle and sustainability of dams, specifically the Elwha River watershed in the Olympic Mountains, which is home to the largest dam removal project in U.S. history.

​Lysandra Amanta Medal Bitticaca
Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education
Ph.D. student Lysandra Amanta Medal Bitticaca is the recipient of an Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education award. Bitticaca is working to develop a decision making framework for facility managers and stakeholders to utilize when energy retrofitting buildings.


Matthew Bonnema
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Ph.D. student Matthew Bonnema has received a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, which funds his research on using satellite remote sensing to better understand the effects of reservoir construction and operation on the water cycle.

Otgonchimeg Davaadorj
Stewart Watson Memorial Scholarship
Master’s student Otgonchimeg (Audrey) Davaadorj has received the Stewart Watson Memorial Scholarship from the American Concrete Institute. The award funds Davaadorj's research to find a unified approach to address sliding shear failure strength across various steel and concrete interfaces.

Yasmine Farhat
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Ph.D. student Yasmine Farhat is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Farhat’s research focuses on how climate change may impact the nutritional quality of rice, the primary staple food for more than half of the world’s population.

Steve Kramer honored with second Norman Medal
Professor Steve Kramer officially has a collection of Norman Medals. Kramer was honored with a second Norman Medal after receiving his first award eight years ago. Bestowed by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Norman Medal recognizes the best paper of the year from ASCE’s more than 35 technical journals. In the history of the award, only a handful of people have been honored more than once. Read more.

Elyse O'Callaghan Lewis
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Master’s student Elyse O'Callaghan Lewis has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The funding will support her dissertation work on how publicly owned transit systems may affect the quality of life of slum residents in Latin American cities.

Dan Nishiguchi
King County Graduate Student Research Fellowship
​Master’s student Dan Nishiguchi has received a King County Graduate Student Research Fellowship. The research will fund Nishiguchi’s research on wastewater treatment.

William Pollock
LARAM School 2017

Ph.D. student William Pollock was one of 40 graduate students worldwide to participate in the 2017 International School on Landslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Italy. The program teaches graduate students to develop educational programs to assess, forecast and mitigate landslide risks.

Edwin Quezada
Transportation Club of Seattle Scholarship
​Master’s student Edwin Quezada is the recipient of a Transportation Club of Seattle Scholarship, which supports the next generation of transportation professionals. The funding will support Quezada’s studies in the online Master’s in Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics program.

Nick Waldo
DOE SCGSR Award
Ph.D. student Nick Waldo has received a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program award. Waldo’s climate change research explores how wetlands provide unique chemical conditions for microbes to produce methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.

Julian Yamaura
UW CoE Student Teaching Award
Ph.D. student Julian Yamaura was honored with a UW College of Engineering Student Teaching Award for inspiring the next generation of engineers. Last year, Yamaura served as an instructor for a junior curriculum course, planned and supervised lab sessions and was a teaching assistant.


Tess Young
NSF GROW Fellowship

Ph.D. student Tess Young is the recipient of a Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide Fellowship, which funds a year of study in Switzerland. Young will be conducting research to explore chlorine and sunlight as an advanced drinking water treatment method.