Student Information

Student attendees at the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2011 are encouraged to participate in student activities and competitions in Palm Springs. The EWRI Congress is an event that can be equally beneficial to experienced professionals and civil engineering students as well. This event offers opportunities for students and younger members to participate, network, and enjoy themselves.

Opportunities for students at the Congress include:

  • Oklahoma State University - Woolpert Scholars Session on Urban Stormwater Management
  • Student Paper and Poster Presentation
  • Student Luncheon
  • Student Competitions (see below)
  • Career Opportunities After College Panel Discussion


Oklahoma State University - Woolpert Scholars Session on Urban Stormwater Management

The 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, are 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: the EWRI Congress.

For questions regarding the program, please contact the session organizer, Billy Barfield, at billy.barfield@okstate.edu.


Student Competitions

Photography Contest

ASCE student chapter or club members and younger members are invited to submit digital photographs appropriate to the theme of the EWRI Congress in May. One photograph will be selected to appear on the cover of the proceedings and travel, registration, and one night's lodging will be provided to the conference. Please note that people should not be included in the submitted photograph, unless written consent is acquired. Entries to arrive by February 1, 2011, to Competition Chair, Dr. Ashraf Alhamdan at alhamdan@eng.uah.edu.

Student Technical Paper Competition

Any member of an ASCE Student Chapter is eligible to submit a 6-8 page paper. Any subject matter related in technical aspect to environmental or water resources engineering will be accepted, including laboratory, field studies or summary of course work or thesis research. There are two categories: graduate or undergraduate. Cash awards and travel to the conference for paper presentation will be awarded to five students.

Inquiries regarding this competition may be addressed to Dr. Kathleen Leonard, (leonard@eng.uah.edu or 256-824-6423). An electronic copy of the paper must be received by close of business on January 11, 2011. Awards will be presented at the EWRI Congress.

PB Student Design Competition

Currently all undergraduate civil engineering programs are required to include a “capstone” design experience, and schools are strongly urged to require their students to work in teams. Up to four (4) finalist design teams will be selected to compete at the EWRI Congress. Each student design team will orally present their project to a panel of industry judges during a special session at the conference. Each team will receive up to $1000 for travel reimbursement and a team plaque. Click here to see a competition flyer.

To enter, send a four page project description and include the Faculty Advisor’s recommendation to Dr. Bijay K. Panigrahi, email bpanigrahi@bpcgi.com by March 1, 2011.


For more information on the Student Activities, and other relevant information within EWRI, visit the Student & New Professionals Activities Council (SANPAC) website by clicking here.