First Place PhD: Sarah Fletcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England Section
Second Place PhD: Emily Garner, Virginia Tech, Virginia Section
First Place Master's: Ian Lake-Thompson, University of Toronto, Ontario Section
Second Place Master's: Fernanda Bacaro, University of Nevada, California-Nevada Section
The Academic Achievement Award encourages academic excellence by recognizing contributions to the field of public water supply. All masters thesis and doctoral dissertations that are relevant to the water supply industry are eligible. The manuscript must reflect the work of a single author and be submitted during the competition year in which it was submitted for the degree.
First year awarded – 1966
Through 1979 – first, second and sometimes third place awards were given
Beginning in 1980 – first and second place for Masters theses and doctoral dissertation were given
The deadline to apply is October 1 annually.
Doctoral Dissertation— First Place is $3,000 one-time award; Second Place is $1,500 one-time award
Masters Thesis— First Place is $3,000 one-time award; Second Place is $1,500 one-time award
Application Instructions: Please submit a .pdf of your thesis or dissertation using the form below. Please attach a letter of endorsement from the instructor or major professor under whom your research work was performed.
Also attach a one-page abstract indicating the significance of your thesis or dissertation to the water supply industry.