Undergraduate students win OWEA 2018 Student Design Competition

Madeleine Harris, Aaron Mann, Nicholas Merchant-Wells and Jack Worsham, all civil engineering undergraduate students, won first prize in the Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) 2018 Student Design Competition. They were mentored by Kurt Rhoads, assistant professor of civil engineering.

Their design used an ozonation system as well as a biological activated carbon process to remove pharmaceuticals in wastewater. As part of their award, OWEA will sponsor the team to participate in the national Water Environment Federation Student Design Competition in New Orleans.