Student Information

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Student Activities: Thursday is a day focused on activities designed for student.  Students are encouraged to register for and attend Congress events at greatly reduced rates. Take advantage of the technical enrichment and a special introduction to the environmental and water resources engineering field.   Review pages 5-8 for more information on the specific student events.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


EWRI 17th Annual Student and Younger Member Photography Contest.

EWRI and ASCE encourage students and younger members to submit photos that reflect the theme of the Congress, Ahupua’a, Sustainability from the Mountains to the Sea.  For more information, contact Glenn Folsom at

Thursday, May 15, 2008


9:00 – 10:30 am                         The Oklahoma State University Woolpert Scholars Session on

                                                      Urban Stormwater Management

An OSU – Woolpert partnership has increased opportunities for engineering students to work on real world problems.  Students in Biosystems Engineering, focused on urban water resources issues, were selected from a list of applicants by a joint OSU- Woolpert committee.  Students develop a final report, present to OSU colleagues, and travel under Woolpert funding to a national professional meeting to present the results.  This year five students, faculty and mentors enjoy travel to the EWRI Congress in Honolulu.  For questions regarding the program, please contact the session organizer, Scott Struck at

Moderator:  Clarence Robbins, Vice President and Director of Water Management, Woolpert, INC, Charlotte, NC


10:30 am – 1:30 pm                    Technical & Student Posters on Display, Session V

11:00 am – 12:30 pm                  Parsons Brinkerhoff Student Design Competition

Parsons Brinkerhoff and EWRI team up to present the Environmental and Water Resources Student Design Competition.  As all universities’ civil and environmental engineering programs require the experience of undergraduate team design, this competition provides an exciting and constructive platform to demonstrate students’ hard work.  Teams will be chosen among the applicants to present their projects.  The winning team will be determined onsite by a panel of judges.  For more information, contact Bijay Panigrahi at


12:30 – 1:30 pm                          Student Luncheon

Attend the Student Luncheon, a wonderful opportunity to network with fellow civil engineering students to learn more about the Students and New Professionals Activities Council of EWRI.  Held at the magnificent Hawai`i Convention Center, this will be a repast to remember.

Included for all Student Registrants.  Additional tickets are $25.

1:30 – 3:00 pm                            Student Technical Paper Competition

Sponsored by EWRI Student and New Professionals Activities Council, is the 2008 ASCE-EWRI Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Student Paper Competition.  Here’s your chance to develop leadership and presentation skills at the EWRI Congress.

The awards include:

  • Fame – Quality to make a technical presentation at the World Environmental & Water

           Resources (EWRI) Congress 2008 to be held May 13-16, 2008, in Honolulu, Hawai`i, and

           publish your paper in the Congress proceedings.

  • Fortune – $1,000 Grand Prize, 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $250, and 3rd Place $125.
  • Travel – Present your paper at the EWRI Congress, and receive $400 travel reimbursement

           for up to four winners.

Any member of a recognized ASCE student chapter may enter a paper that has not won a prize in any previous national competition.  Two categories will be considered: graduate and undergraduate.

The Student Paper Competition is an annual event, and any technical or editorial subject related to environmental/water resources is appropriate for the competition.  Judging will be done by members of the ASCE EWRI Student Activities Council and engineers from industry.  For more information, contact Kate Leonard at


3:30 – 5:00 pm                            Career Opportunities after College Panel Discussion

EWRI’s Congress is an excellent forum for students to consider the possibilities after graduation.  This discussion offers insight on life after graduation.


Student Registration: includes technical sessions, exhibit hall, networking beverage breaks, student activities, Monday Ice Breaker Reception, Tuesday Keynote Breakfast, Tuesday AAWRE Reception, and three out of five Awards Breakfasts.