Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

ESE Alumni attend AWWA’s Conference

January 13, 2005 The following alumni attended AWWA’s recent (November 2004) Water Quality and Technology Conference in San Antonio, TX. Many gave papers, along with Dr. Philip Singer and current graduate students Aaron Archer and Brian Carrico.Alexa Obolensky (MS- 12/01/1994) Susan Teefy (MSENV-12/01/1998 Fu-Jhy Hsu (MSPH-12/01/94, PHD-8/01/97) David Battigelli (MSPH-8/01/93, PHD-5/01/02) Des Lawler (MSENV-8/01/75, PHD-5/01/80)… Read more »

Engineers Without Borders at UNC-Chapel Hill

A chapter of Engineers Without Borders was founded in the fall semester of 2004 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) UNC-Chapel Hill Chapter is an association of students, practicing engineers and scientists who are dedicated to using their… Read more »

Nora Han defends her final MSEE Technical report

January 11, 2005 Nora Han’s final oral defense of her MSEE Technical report will be held Wednesday, January 12 at 9:00AM in 1304 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details are as follows:MSENV Technical Report Final Oral Defense Nora J. Han Compliance with the Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Rule for Eleven Water Utilities in North Carolina Tuesday, January 11th,… Read more »

ESE Students win Poster Awards

January 10, 2005 Several ESE Students won poster awards at recent meetings. Tom Gallo (MS-Paerl Advisor) and Sara K. McMillan (PhD-Wetzel Advisor) each won Outstanding Student Poster Awards at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography 2004 Summer Meeting held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, in Savannah, Georgia on June 13-18, 2004…. Read more »

Russell Bowen (PhD, Rappaport) wins 2004 $5,000 Industrial Hygiene Scholarship from 3M

January 04, 2005 3M awards four $5,000 scholarships to industrial hygiene students each year. The awards are based on achievement and contributions in the field of industrial hygiene. Russell Bowen was awarded the scholarship based on his previous experience as an industrial hygienist and his credentials of being a certified industrial hygienist (CIH). The scholarship… Read more »

Dr. Philip C. Singer elected as Vice President of AEESP

January 04, 2005 Dr. Philip C. Singer was elected Vice President of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. The organization represents 750+ faculty members at affiliates at educational institutions in the US. Go to for more information.For further information please contact Rebecca Riggsbee Lloyd by email at  

Dr. Philip C. Singer to present John McClanahan Henske Distinguished Lecture at Yale

January 04, 2005 Dr. Philip C. Singer has been invited to present the John McClanahan Henske Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Engineering at Yale University in March 2005.For further information please contact Rebecca Riggsbee Lloyd by email at  

Dr. Philip C. Singer chairs panel to review Water Supply and Water Resources Division

January 04, 2005 Dr. Philip C. Singer chaired a panel that reviewed the Water Supply and Water Resources Division of the USEPA’s National Risk Management Laboratory in Cincinnati.For further information please contact Rebecca Riggsbee Lloyd by email at  

Environmental Sciences and Engineering Staff Receive Awards

December 06, 2004 The 2004-2005 Staff Appreciation Ceremony was held Friday, December 3, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. in Rosenau Lounge during the annual departmental party. ESE students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the new semester. ESE chair Casey Miller presented the service awards to staff based on years of state service and the Star… Read more »

Daniel A. Okun presents lecture at Duke

November 10, 2004 Daniel A. Okun, Kenan Professor of Environmental Engineering, Emeritus made a presentation for the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement in their Science & Technology Lecture Series: Environmental Issues. November 2, 2004. Title: “Why Are More Than a Billion people in Asia, Africa, and Latin America Without Safe Drinking Water?”For further information… Read more »