BCWWA UBC students win top prize at WEFTEC Student Design Competition second year in a row

Thursday, October 9, 2014 | By Lindsay Cashin

L - R: students Stephen Bertulli, Michael Thiessen, Robert D’Amours, David Saabas, and David Houghton, with Ed McCormick, President-Elect at Water Environment Federation. Photo: WEFTEC Daily

Four students from the UNBC/UBC environmental engineering program and one student from CHBE made up the team that travelled to New Orleans for the 2014 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), September 27 – October 1. The team placed first in the Environmental Division of the WEFTEC Student Design Competition.

The project was a comparison of the cost and feasibility of three different stormwater management plans to protect the salmon bearing stream of Star Creek, in aid of the City of Coquitlam’s determining how to proceed with a proposed development.

From the UBC “FloBeau” Team:

“As a team, we have a passion for design challenges and are eager to apply knowledge learned from classes and personal experience to practical design problems. We feel that this experience is valuable and that the skills learned over the course of these projects will translate well into a professional working environment.”

 Visit BCWWA.org for more on the students’ win.

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