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2020 William V. Storch Student Award Recipients (Graduate)

31 Jul 2020 12:10 PM | Jeremy McBryan (Administrator)
Jeremy Conrad, Florida Atlantic University. Jeremy is a PhD Student in the Department of Integrative Biology; Area of Study is Marine Biology.
Skylar Hooler, Florida Atlantic University. Skylar is a Master’s student in the Department of Geoscience with a focus in hydrogeology and geochemistry. Her current research at Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area aims to characterize and quantify groundwater-surface water interactions and investigate the impact that flow control structures have on this exchange using environmental tracers and other measurements. She is committed to outreach for student involvement in research as a Peer Mentor and Student Ambassador for FAU' Office of Undergraduate Research & Inquiry. Skylar plans to apply to Ph.D. programs to continue research in the field upon the completion of her thesis.

Kyle Rezek, University of Florida. Kyle is a Master’s Student in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences researching water treatment techniques to completely degrade poly and per-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS). Kyle participated with the UF Engineers without Borders student chapter design team for two years to create a rainwater catchment system for villagers in Phulbari, Nepal to provide safe drinking water. Kyle is interested in pursuing a career focused on removing emerging contaminants from water supplies to protect public health and the environment.

Sharmin Siddiqui, University of Florida. Sharmin is a PhD Student in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences; Areas of Study are Hydrology and Freshwater Ecosystems and her research involves quantifying the ecohydrological impacts of hydropower development in the Amazon River Basin.

Osama Tarabih, University of South Florida. Osama is a PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is interested in hydrology, ecology, and the ecological responses of altered hydrology. With the objective of mitigating environmental impacts on the Everglades ecosystem, Osama is conducting his doctoral research optimizing Lake Okeechobee’s outflow regimes to the St. Lucie Canal, the Caloosahatchee River and the Everglades for the benefit of societal water needs (water supply and flood control) and ecosystem functions. Osama obtained his master's degree from Cairo University studying the impacts of upstream dams on Nile River flows and hydropower in Egypt. Osama is an active student member of AWRA Florida, as well as the Vice President of the AWRA student chapter at USF. Osama wishes to pursue an academic career upon graduating with his PhD degree in water resources engineering.

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