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Clarkson University Student Wins $1,500 Scholarship From Water Quality Group

Elizabeth Urban, a junior civil and environmental engineering student at Clarkson University, has been notified that she will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA). A formal presentation will be made in February during the Association’s annual meeting in New York City.

The scholarship is presented annually to members of a NYWEA college chapter studying successfully to enter an environmental career. Urban is one of only two students statewide to receive the award.

Along with being an active member of Clarkson’s NYWEA chapter, serving as secretary, Urban is also involved in many extracurricular activities including serving as assistant editor for the Integrator, Clarkson’s student-operated newspaper; participating as an active member in the International Student Organization; tutoring in chemistry and math; and playing on an intramural soccer team.

Clarkson’s NYWEA student chapter sponsors a number of recycling programs that benefit the University and the wider community. Current efforts include a University bottle recycling program, an adopt-a-school program with the Potsdam middle school, and a project to make notepads from recycled office paper.

NYWEA was founded in 1929 by water quality professionals as a non-profit, educational organization.  Today there are more than 2,500 members representing diverse backgrounds and specialties, as well as local and state government officials. NYWEA’s members work to support professions and programs that protect New York’s water quality and resources.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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