December 08, 2013
NSPE-PEC George B. Hightower, P.E. Fellowship
Fellowship deadline is March 1.
NSPE-PEC and the NSPE Educational Foundation have established the George B. Hightower, P.E., Memorial Fellowship Fund to annually honor an outstanding engineering graduate student.
Contribute here. (PDF)
2013 NSPE-PEC George B. Hightower, P.E. Fellowship
Camilla "Cami" Snow is currently a full-time Masters student studying Environmental Engineering at Utah State University. Her interest in environmental engineering began while conducting a community water quality assessment for her 8th grade school science fair and she has been working with water quality ever since. Cami's graduate research involves investigating the temperature effects of beaver ponds on streams which includes developing an energy balance for a temperature model and determining methods for more accurate solar radiation measurements underwater. While involved in Engineers Without Borders her water quality interests extended to a small community in Mexico to which she travelled with a team to assess the drinking water quality and latrine waste handling practices. Additionally as part of the Water Environment Federation's student design competition her team took 2nd place nationally for designing methods to reduce the phosphorus loading from a wastewater treatment plant flowing into a local reservoir.
Besides working on water quality projects, Cami has also been involved with many other student and professional organizations throughout her collegiate career. She organized the Environmental Coalition of Students to teach adults about conservation and sustainability and led activities as part of the Society of Women Engineers teaching school-aged kids about engineering. She has also served as the student senator for her school's College of Engineering and volunteered in many other community service capacities. Outside of school and other activities, Cami most enjoys spending time with her supportive husband and one-year-old son.