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Dissertation lauded by clean water advocacy group

Environmental engineering PhD student Elizabeth DiCesare was recently awarded 2nd place for the Academic Achievement Award for her Doctoral Dissertation by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Dicesare’s work involved the interaction between a waterborne pathogen, Cryptosporidium, and environmental biofilms. Elizabeth is advised by associate professor of earth and environmental sciences Bruce Hargreaves associate professor of environmental engineering Kristen Jellison. AWWA was founded in the late 1800’s to allow for the free exchange of information regarding water safety and management around the world, and offers these awards to encourage academic pursuits in the public water supply field.

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