Students & Young Professionals

WEFTEC: Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference

    WEFTEC Events for Students:
  • Student Lounge
  • WEF Design Competition
  • Career Fair 
  • Student Chapter Annual Meeting
  • Poster Session
  • WEF Proceedings
  • Student Appreciation Reception
  • Young Professionals Reception
  • Community Service Project
  • And much more...

WEF Student Design Competition

Lauren Zuravnsky, Design Competition Sub-Committee Chair - 
Allison Reinert, Co-Chair  | Michele Siminari 
Dianne Crilley, WEF Staff -  

The competition began in 2002 and was developed to provide a forum at WEFTEC to showcase the capabilities of students studying environmental engineering.  Through sponsorship of this event, student Design Teams compete for award money.  In 2009, this event  expanded to host two competitions:

(1) Wastewater Design - intended to include the traditional wastewater design projects, e.g. hydraulic capacity design, upgrades to existing systems, biosolids handling, etc.

(2) Environmental Design - intended to include the current contemporary engineering topics, e.g. sustainability, water reuse, wetland construction, etc..

Water Environment Federation Student Paper Competition 

WEF student members in a undergraduate or graduate program who have competed and won 1st place in their Member Association's annual paper competition have the opportunity to compete in the Water Environment Federation Student Paper Competition. Guidelines provide details on how to participate in this program.  The following are the winners for 2013.

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The 2013 winner in the Graduate Division was awarded to Xuan Zheng from the University of Pittsburg and a member of the Pennsylvania WEA for her paper titled "Optimization of treatment options to enable the use of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) for hydraulic fracturing in Marcellus Shale".

 /uploadedImages/Public_Information/College_Students/Students_and_Young_Professionals/Patrick LaBruzzo with Jim Clark_1877A.JPG  The 2013 winner in the Undergraduate Division was awarded to Patrick LaBruzzo from San Jose State University and a member of the California WEA for his paper titled "Algorithm for Hydraulic Engergy Analysis Design Tool for In-Tank Spray Aeration Systems Designed for TTHM Reduction."  

For more information contact:
Chris Wilson, Student Paper Competition Sub-Committee Chair
Christina Alito, Sub-Committee Co-Chair
Dianne Crilley, WEF Staff  

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WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC)

 Want to get more involved in WEF?  Join the SYPC!  If you have questions, the Committee Chair, Vice Chair, and WEF Staff Liaison are ready to speak with you on SYPC programs and initiatives.  



 Contact WEF staff member Dianne Crilley at