UA SBRP and Binational Center Students Place 1st and 3rd in Water Sustainability Program Student Poster Competition at the UA Water Forum

Congratulations to co-presenters Jacqueline Shaw and Sahar Fathordoobadi, and to Monserrat Chairez-Llamas, 1st and 3rd place winners of the Water Sustainability Program Student Poster Competition at the UA Water Forum held Thursday, November 3, 2006.

The first prize award of $200 went to Chemical and Environmental Engineering graduate students Jacqueline Shaw and Sahar Fathordoobadi for their poster entitled: "Stabilization of Arsenic-bearing Solid Residuals in Polymeric Matrices". Both, Jacqueline and Sahar work in Dr. Wendell Ela’s laboratory.

Monserrat Chairez-Llamas received the third prize award of $50 for her poster entitled: "Autotropic Denitrification for the Treatment of Drinking Water". Ms. Chairez-Llamas is a U.S. TIES fellow from the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, one of the U.S.-Mexico Binational Center for Environmental Sciences and Toxicology’s university partners in Mexico. Currently Monserrat works in Dr. James Field’s laboratory.

The UA SBRP and Binational Center applauds our students for their research excellence and continued efforts in the field of environmental sciences and water quality.