Graduate students awarded scholarships for study of water

Two Mines graduate students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have been awarded scholarships by the Colorado Section of the WateReuse Association, an organization dedicated to promoting the development of alternative water supplies.

Kate Newhart and Emily Gustafson received their awards during the section’s annual ceremony September 7 in Castle Rock.

Newhart was awarded the Martha Hahn Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship is named for the former authority manager of the Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority, a longtime advocate for water reuse who earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Mines. Hahn passed away in October 2015 at the age of 41. Newhart is pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in environmental engineering.

Gustafson, a master’s student in environmental engineering who graduates this December, received the $1,500 General Scholarship.

Newhart and Gustafson are both advised by Professor Tzahi Cath, and both conduct research in the Advanced Water Technology Center (AQWATEC). Their scholarships recognize outstanding students with a focus on water reclamation, water reuse and/or desalination.

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