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 (Northern Arizona University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Ripon College, the University of Virginia, Western New

Close to a dozen college students from campuses across the country (Northern Arizona University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Ripon College, the University of Virginia, Western New England College and the University of Maryland, as well as Rowan University) are spending 8 weeks at Rowan University conducting research on pollution and sustainability with Rowan College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences professors and students 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 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 attend seminars, work on community-building models and assessment activities and participate in educational (and recreational) field trips.

The REU closing ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rowan Hall (Engineering Building) Atrium. This will include presentations on the students? work from 10 a.m. to noon.

(NOTE: One of the participants is a native of the Navajo Indian Reservation near Flagstaff, AZ. He is working with Jahan on ?Water Quality Assessment for the Little Colorado River.? The river flows through his reservation.)

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