Rowan Hosts College Students from Across Country for Pollution Research Projects

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Close to a dozen college students from campuses across the country (from Rowan to the University of Texas at Austin, from the University of Louisiana to Dartmouth) are spending 8 weeks at Rowan Univer

Close to a dozen college students from campuses across the country (from Rowan to the University of Texas at Austin, from the University of Louisiana to Dartmouth) are spending 8 weeks at Rowan University conducting pollution research (?Research Opportunities in Pollution Prevention at Rowan University?) with Rowan College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences professors and graduate assistants as part of the National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program through the end of July.

The National Science Foundation awarded Rowan University Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Dr. Kauser Jahan a $240,500 grant to run an REU program for the next three years.

The REU participants are working closely with assigned faculty on current funded research projects in engineering and science that encourage pollution prevention and sustainable development. Students also are attending formal seminars once a week to broaden their knowledge of contemporary environmental research, issues in engineering education and professional engineering practice and are taking educational field trips to business, industry and tourism sites.

Among the projects they are conducting this summer are:

--?Stormwater management in developing watersheds?

--?Arsenic removal in drinking water?

-- ?Bugpower: Fueling our future with microorganisms?

-- ?Safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail?

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