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Distinguished lecture given by Purdue professor
October 20, 2020

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the Center for Water and the Environment Distinguished Lecture series hosted Professor Andrew Whelton from Purdue University who spoke on the topic, “After Drinking Water Contamination Disasters, is Policy Enough to Protect Public Health?”

ASCE New Mexico Section Fall Conference
October 12, 2020

The Fall 2020 Conference of the New Mexico Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will be held on Friday, October 16 from 9 am to 12 pm as a virtual meeting: http://sections.asce.org/nm/new-mexico-section-virtual-fall-conference

Center for Water and the Environment partners with Explora! to offer Water Mania! program to NM middle- and high-school students
October 6, 2020

Water scientists from The University of New Mexico’s Center for Water and the Environment will be leading an educational series about water science in cooperation with Explora! this fall.

Center for Water and the Environment presents speaker on water contamination and public health
October 5, 2020

The Center for Water and the Environment (CWE) is sponsoring a zoom presentation on, “After Drinking Water Contamination Disasters, is Policy Enough to Protect Public Health?”

Two graduate students in Dr. Gonzalez-Pinzon’s team win research grants
July 13, 2020

Jancoba Dorley

Jorge Gonzalez Estrella accepted as Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University
June 23, 2020

Jorge joined Dr. Cerrato’s group in September 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and has continued working in Dr. Cerrato’s group as a Research Assistant Professor since 2018. At UNM, he has been investigating heavy metal mobility and remediation technologies in projects with the METALS Superfund Research Center and the Center for Native American Environmental Health Equity Research. Jorge has also been actively involved in research activities with the Center for Water and the Environment, collaborating with civil engineering and environmental engineering scientists and professors. Jorge is currently the PI of research projects focused on the interaction of heavy metals and microplastics. At Oklahoma State University, Jorge’s research group will continue working with microplastics along with research focused on fate and microbial toxicity of priority pollutants, (bio)transformation of waste to energy, and (bio)remediation of contaminants.

Howe selected as Research Lecture Honoree
April 22, 2020

Kerry Howe

PhD student awarded a NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to go to Stanford University
April 9, 2020

School of Engineering ranked No. 87 in nation in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ survey
March 17, 2020