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
  • 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 -   
Caroline Pakenham, 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 (W) - intended to include the traditional wastewater design projects, e.g. hydraulic capacity design, upgrades to existing systems, biosolids handling, etc.

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

Category  MA   University 
W NDWEA North Dakota State University
W WEAT Southern Methodist University
W BCWWA University of Northern British Columbia/ University of British Columbia
W PNCWA Seattle University
W NCWEA North Carolina State University
W RMWEA University of Colorado - Boulder
W FWEA University of South Florida
W WEA Utah State University
E      CSWEA University of Minnesota
E NEWEA Northeastern University
E      FWEA University of South Florida
E CSWEA Milwaukee School of Engineering/ University of Wisconsin - Platteville
E VWEA Virginia Military Institute
E WEAO University of Guelph
E CWEA Johns Hopkins University


WEF Student Chapters

Scholarships and Career Development Training 

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 Caroline Pakenham at