Spring 2016 EEMI Student Activities

EEM Doctoral candidate Mohammed Qaradaghi, GW Asst VP for Research Tom Russo and Prof. Deason
EEM Doctoral candidate Mohammed Qaradaghi, GW Asst VP for Research Tom Russo and Prof. Deason
May 02, 2016

School of Engineering and Applied Science Student R&D Showcase. Over 250 guests were on campus to experience and celebrate the innovation of SEAS students, whose posters were on display throughout the Science and Engineering Hall. Approximately 110 teams competed for awards and $34,500 in prizes. Additional details can be seen on the SEAS R&D Showcase website (https://www.seas.gwu.edu/RDshowcase), where highlights of the engineering innovation panel "Creating Disruptive Inter-disciplinary Innovation in Engineering," the keynote address by SEAS alumnus Dr. Errol Arkilic, and the awards ceremony can be seen.

EEM Doctoral Candidate Loren Denton recently was named as the lead negotiator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the agency’s enforcement action against Flint, MI and the State of Michigan. That activity has to do with the widely publicized drinking water crisis in Flint. Loren currently is the Chief of Municipal Enforcement Branch, Water Enforcement Division, at EPA.

EEM graduate Armin Vakili recently joined CDM Smith as an Environmental Engineer III. CDM Smith is a global full-service engineering and construction firm in Fairfax, Virginia, adjacent to the Washington, DC area.

Master’s student Cassandra Kubes received the Career Development Fellowship which was the larger award of the two fellowships for which she was competing.

In February 2016, Master’s student Shihong Du landed a paid internship with D+R International in Silver Spring. D+R is an industry pioneer that works with government, businesses, and non-profit organizations to move residential and commercial consumers toward greater energy efficiency. Shihong’s internship involved work on complex and multi-layered projects involving statistics and data analysis with various projection models.

EEM Master’s student Nassim Khalili recently served an internship with the American Highway Users Alliance in Washington D.C. Nassim worked for the Alliance during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters, where she assisted in the development of a major American Highway Users Alliance data driven research project focused on identifying and ranking highway bottlenecks nationwide, reporting on quantitative safety, environmental and economic benefits of relieving bottlenecks. More information about Nassim’s work can be seen at http://www.highways.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/unclogging-study2015-hi-res.pdf

EEM graduate Tian Peng currently is working in DC as a Program Coordinator in US-China environmental education and exchanges, which she sees as a major step in advancing her career in sustainable development.