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Osmotic Power Development Team Recipient of 2015 New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI)

Student Water Research Grant

Congratulations to OPD Student Research Assistant Maxwell Baymiller and OPD faculty Dr. Snezna Rogelj, Professor of Biology, recipients of the 2015 New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) Student Water Research Grant for their project, “Cost-efficient detection of endocrine-disrupting compounds in drinking water.”

Maxwell Baymiller is a Senior Bachelor of Science in Biology student with a Minor in Chemistry. His previous research with gold nanoparticles has contributed to the Osmotic Power Development Team’s research on membrane fouling. Baymiller’s work with endocrine-disrupting compounds will serve as a launch point for the Team’s continued membrane fouling research in the Spring of 2015.

The 2015 WRRI Student Research Grant program is made possible by the New Mexico State legislature. These awards support the training of New Mexico’s future water experts by funding academic research projects throughout the state. Baymiller’s grant was one of four grant proposals submitted by the Osmotic Power Development Team at New Mexico Tech. A total of twelve student research proposals were funded statewide.

Additional WRRI grant proposals from the OPD team at New Mexico Tech included:

“Forward Osmosis Membrane Development for Brackish Water Purification”

“Beneficial Use of Produced Water via Osmosis”

“Power Generation Utilizing Brackish Water”

A PDF abstract of the accepted WRRI grant proposal, “Cost-efficient detection of endocrine-disrupting compounds in drinking water” is available for download here: WRRI Proposal

 

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Osmotic Power Membrane Fabrication & Characterization Workshop

New Mexico Tech, June 9 - June 11, 2014


 

2014 New Mexico Expiremental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM-EPSCoR) All Hands Meeting

University of New Mexico, Science and Technology Rotunda, May 20, 2014

    • Seven students and five faculty members from the Osmotic Power Development Team joined over 100 project participants and guests to discuss diversity, collaboration, data management, and all 7 components of the Energize New Mexico project.
    • Cassandra Sanchez and Brian Arko, both New Mexico Tech undergraduate students, presented on Osmotic Power accomplishments and upcoming goals.
    • Images of the 2014 All Hands Meeting
    • Read the article from NM-EPSCoR about the day’s activities and outcomes.

 

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2014 American Water Works Association, Rocky Mountain Region Annual Student Conference

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, May 22, 2014

    • Five New Mexico Tech students joined over 75 undergraduate, graduate and industry professionals from the Rocky Mountian Region to present research, network, and learn from industry leaders about the future of the industry.
    • Cassandra Sanchez and Steven Stelly, both New Mexico Tech undergraduate students, presented on Osmotic Power research results.

 

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2014 New Mexico Tech Student Research Symposium

New Mexico Tech, April 9, 2014

    • Alex Mayer, Cassandra Sanchez, Torri Sewell and Steven Stelly, New Mexico Tech undergraduate students, presented on Osmotic Power accomplishments and upcoming goals.