Pictured L-R: Andrew DeGraca, Chair of the AWWA Technical & Educational Council, M. Robin Collins, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, John Zwerneman, former Civil Engineering graduate student and award winner, and Jeff Nason, Chair of the AWWA Academic Achievement Award Committee.
John Zwerneman, former Civil Engineering graduate student, was recently awarded 2nd place for Best Thesis for an Academic Achievement Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). He also received a check for $1500. The Academic Achievement Award encourages academic excellence by recognizing contributions made by students and academicians in the field of public water supply. Entries are considered by a panel of judges (Academic Achievement Award Committee) appointed by the American Water Works Association, and are evaluated on the basis of originality, practical application, value to the water supply field, potential value as a reference, and overall clarity. John’s thesis entitled “Investigating the Effect of System Pressure on Trihalomethane Post-Treatment Diffused Aeration” was advised by Prof M. Robin Collins.