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NC Members Being Recognized at ACE 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017  
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AWWA will be holding their Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) June 11-14 at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. During ACE, several individuals from North Carolina will be recognized for their accomplishments. If you are attending ACE, or see these individuals, please congratulation them!


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American  Water Scholarship
Alma Beciragic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Larson Aquatic Research Support (Doctoral) Scholarship
Alexander Gorzalski, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


A. P. Black Research Award – Dr. Gary L. Amy
Dr. Amy is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of membranes and water, with a scholarly publication record which places him as one of the top academic researchers in the world.  Not only is Dr. Amy’s record of producing innovative research stellar, but also his approach to fundamental questions in water research have been innovative and, at times, ground-breaking.  His research efforts have included disinfection by-products, natural organic matter, membrane technology, natural systems, appropriate technologies for developing countries, and innovative desalination technologies.


Austin F. McCormack, Jr. Award – Judith Winglee
Ms. Winglee is an innovative researcher and entrepreneur in the fields of membrane science and water treatment systems design.   In parallel with earning her doctoral degree, she co-founded a company, Refrackt, and serves as CTO.  Her work focuses on combining two innovative membrane technologies, forward osmosis and membrane distillation.  This technology pairing can address difficult treated water qualities.


George Warren Fuller Award

2016 NC AWWA-WEA recipient Barry Shearin, Charlotte Water


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