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NDSU Students, Alumni and Faculty Recognized at NDWPCC

The 85th Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference (NDWPCC) was held October 22-24, 2013 at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND. Many NDSU students and alumni attended the conference, gave technical presentations and/or served as conference organizers. Following individuals were recognized at the conference for their technical achievements or professional contributions: Five NDSU graduate students participated in this year’s Fresh Idea Poster Competition and three of them received awards.
Dhriti Roy, a Ph.D. student, won second place overall and first place in the wastewater category with a cash award of $100. Title of her poster was “Abundance of Ammonia Oxidizing Archaea in Two-Stage Trickling Filters and Moving Bed Reactor.”
Kevin Young and Jacob Strombeck were tied for third place. Title of Kevin’s poster was “Prevention of Bromate Formation in Moorhead WTP”. Jacob’s poster was titled “Temperature Impacts on Biofilm Growth and Kinetic Parameters”.
Mel Bullinger (BS 1975) received Water For People Kenneth J. Miller Founders’ Award in honor of his outstanding service and leadership as a volunteer. Water For People is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in developing countries.
Brett Jochim (BS 1991, MS 1993) is the 2013 North Dakota recipient of the George Warren Fuller Award.  George Warren Fuller Awards are presented annually by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to the sections' respective selected members for their distinguished service to the water supply field.
Eric Dodds (BS 1999, MS 2002) was recognized for his outstanding service to the Water Environment Federation (WEF) as a North Dakota delegate from 2009-2012.

Dr. Wei Lin received the WEF Arthur Sidney Bedall Award for his extraordinary personal service to the North Dakota Water Environment Association.