2014 ISA water/wastewater division Student Scholarship Winners Announced

WWID_LinkedIn_logoThe ISA Water & Wastewater Industries Division (WWID) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 WWID Student Scholarships. Open to college and university students and awarded in March, the WWID student scholarships are given out to promote higher learning and to encourage students to pursue technical careers in the municipal water/wastewater sector.

This year’s recipients are Ben Lueders and Chris Waechter. Each will receive a $1000 USD scholarship prize to help with their school costs. Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners.

BenLueders2014 ISA Water/Wastewater Industries Division
Student Scholarship winner

Ben Lueders
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

“I would like to thank the ISA Water & Wastewater Division for this generous scholarship. The funds will go towards financing my education as a civil engineer with which I hope to use to give back to the water and wastewater field.“

Biography: Ben Lueders is a second-year civil engineering student currently studying at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is 20 years old and is originally from Needham, Massachusetts, USA. He graduated from Needham High School in 2012 and studied for one year at Villanova University (Villanova, Pennsylvania) before transferring to McGill University where he is on track to graduate in 2016. Although the field of civil engineering is broad, he is inclined towards the water resources and environmental applications.

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Student Scholarship winner

Chris Waechter
Colorado School of Mines
Dolores, Colorado, USA

“I would like to thank the ISA Water and Wastewater division for their generosity in helping to fund my education.  This scholarship will help me fund my degree as I pursue my dream to create wastewater fueled algae production plants.  Thank you for your faith and support.”

Biography: Chris Waechter is an environmental engineering student at the Colorado School of Mines.  He is married to Stephanie Waechter, with an 18 month old little boy, Wolfgang.  He has previously worked for Water Solutions, LLC, based out of Dolores, CO as a water and wastewater treatment plant operator.  Currently pursuing his second degree, his first degree was in computer programming from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.  He believes that algae production has the potential to be a huge energy industry, and that wastewater treatment can be the key to making algae production economically feasible.

How to Apply for the next year’s 2015 Scholarship

2015 ISA WWID Student Scholarship: Applications are due January 31, 2015.

The 2015 Scholarship Application form will be available shortly.

ISA Water Wastewater Industries Division

For more information about the ISA water/wastewater division visit www.isa.org/wwid/

Details about the annual ISA water/wastewater symposium can be found at www.wwac2016.isawaterwastewater.com


About GrahamNasby

Graham Nasby, P.Eng., PMP, CAP is a project manager and automation engineer who lives in Guelph, Ontario Canada where he is the Water SCADA & Security Specialist for the City of Guelph Waterworks. Graham was the chair of the 2012 and 2013 ISA water/wastewater symposiums, and is currently the editor of the ISA Water/Wastewater newsletter. He can be contacted at www.grahamnasby.com