AWWA Student Chapters

Follow these three easy steps to get started:

1.) Recruit 5 students ready to join your AWWA Student Chapter
2.) Find a faculty or staff advisor from your college/university to support your group
3.) Communicate with the following constituents that you are ready to activate:
      a. Your local AWWA Section
      b. Cari Maciolek, Student Program Manager at AWWA
      c. Your college/university student clubs/organization office

Benefits to Student Membership and Student Chapter Participation

  • Develop leadership and organizational skills
  • Build your professional network
  • Guidance and mentoring through your local AWWA Section
  • Access our Career Center – post your resume, find an internship, search and apply for jobs

  • FREE webinars
  • Access to electronic publications of the AWWA Journal and OpFlow

  • Discounted conference registrations
  • Technical resources such as manuals, training guides, and benchmarking reports are up to 33% off the list price
  • Did we mention FREE webinars?!
  • Scholarship opportunities

  • Opportunities to present your work
  • Giving back to your local water community
  • Protection of public health through outreach and education regarding safe/clean drinking water (you know, lots of warm fuzzy feels knowing that you’re helping others!)




Arizona State University
Academic Contact: Treavor Boyer
Student Contact: Sabrina Kiss and Kelly Siggins

Arkansas (Southwest Section)

University of Arkansas
Academic Contact: Findlay Edwards
Student Contact: Tom Leis

California (California-Nevada Section)

Cal Poly University, Pomona
Academic Contact: Monica Palomo, PH.D. P.E. 
Student Contact: Amy Truong

Cuyamaca Community College
Contact: Joe Young
Student Contact: Gregory Doss

Fresno State University
Academic Contact: Fayzul Pasha
Student Contact: Michael Meneses

San Diego State University
Academic Contact: Tom Zink
Student Contact: Cari Campbell

San Jose State University
Academic Contact: Dr. Juneseok Lee
Student Contact: Shaun Mehl
Student Contact: Andrea Bautista

University of California, Berkeley
Academic Contact: Bruce Macler 
Student Contact: Erina Szeto

University of California, Davis
Academic Contact: Jeannie L. Darby, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Student Contact: Celia Kitchell

University of California, Los Angeles
Academic Contact: Dr. Sanjay Mohanty
Student Contact: Gurjot Kohli

Ventura College
Student Contact:

Colorado (Rocky Mountain Section)

Colorado School of Mines
Academic Contact: Chris Bellona
Student Contact: Charlie Liu

Colorado State University
Academic Contact: Pinar Omur-Ozbek
Student Contact:  Bailey Kraich

University of Colorado at Boulder
Academic Contact: Christopher Corwin
Student Contact: Shannon Hessler

Florida Section

Florida Atlantic University
Academic Contact: Frederick Bloetscher
Student Contact: Richard Gallant

University of Florida
Academic Contact: Katie Indarawis
Student Contact: Morgan Leger

University of North Florida
Academic Contact: Cigdem Akan
Student Contact: Teddy Robinson

University of South Florida
Academic Contact: Qiong Zhang
Student Contact: Arpita Hridaynath Meher

University of Central Florida
Academic Contact: Anwar Sadmani
Student Contact: Logan Norris


University of Hawaii at Manoa
Academic Contact: Marek Kirs
 Student Contact: Tineill Dudoit


Notre Dame
Academic Contact: Rob Nerenberg
Student Contact: Matthew Matasci

Purdue University
Academic Contact: Andrew Whelton
Student Contact: Tolupe Odimayomi

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Academic Contact: Kevin Sutterer
Student Contact: Ellen Dado


University of Kansas
Academic Contact: Dr. Belinda Sturm
Student Contact: Jennifer Warren

Kentucky (Kentucky-Tennessee Section)

University of Kentucky
Academic Contact: Carmen Agouridis
Student Contact: Erika Hernandez

University of Louisville
Academic Contact: Keith Sharp
Student Contact: John Ciaramitaro

University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Student Contact: Brandy Manka

Michigan Section

Michigan State University
Academic Contact: Volodymyr V. Tarabara, Ph.D
Academic Contact: Susan Masten

Michigan Technological University
Academic Contact: Dr. Jennifer Becker

University of Michigan
Academic Contact: Therese M. Olson
Student Contact: Lauren Stadler

Northern Michigan University
Academic Contact: Ron Sundell

Lake Superior State University
Academic Contact: Judy Westrick
Academic Contact: David Sziag
Academic Contact: Alexei Iretski

Minnesota Section

St. Cloud Technical College
Academic Contact: Bill Spain
Student Contact: Ryan Scheil


Carroll College
Academic Contact: Gary Fischer
Student Contact: Kristin Daniels

Montana State University
Academic Contact: Ellen Lauchnor
Student Contact: Maddie Thompson

Nebraska Section

University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Academic Contact: Dr. Xu Li
Student Contact: Matthew Thompson

Nevada (California-Nevada Section) 

University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Academic Contact: Dr. Jacimaria Batista
Student Contact: John Gonzalez

New Jersey Section

The College of New Jersey
Chapter Contact: Email
Academic Contact: Michael Horst
Student Contact: Jillian LaRocca, Student Chapter President
Student Contact: Erin Harrington, Student Chapter Vice President

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Academic Contact: Stephanie Santos
Student Contact: Paula Heredia

Rutgers University
Academic Contact: Dr. Monica Mazurek
Student Contact: Jane Peterken

Stevens Institute of Technology
Academic Contact: Dr. David Vaccari, Faculty Advisor
Student Contact: Angelo Falabella, Student Chapter President

NEW MEXICO (Rocky Mountain Section)

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Academic Contact: Dr. Frank Huang
Student Contact: Allie Arning

New Mexico State University
Academic Contact: Dr. Pei Xu
Student Contact:  Guanya Ma

University of New Mexico
Academic Contact: Dr. Kerry Howe
Student Contact:  Angelique Maldonado

New York Section

Syracuse University
Academic Contact: Dr. Doug Call

Clarkson University
Academic Contact:
Student Contact: Arash Shahmansouri

North Carolina Section

North Carolina A & T State University
Academic Contact: Dr. Manoj Jha
Student Contact: Sherrod Long

North Carolina State University
Academic Contact: Detlef Knappe

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Academic Contact: James Amburgey
 Student Contact: William A. Boivin

North Dakota Section

University of North Dakota
Academic Contact: Harvey Guillicks
Student Contact: Matthew Erickson

North Dakota State University
Academic Contact: Wei Lin
Student Contact: Josh Hammermeister

Oregon (Pacific Northwest Section)

Clackamas Community College
Academic Contact: Matt LaForce
Academic Contact: James T. Nurmi
Student Contact: John Brown

Lane Community College
Student Contact: Rachael Bachmeier

Portland State University
Academic Contact: Catherine Howells
Student Contact: Clare Zaikoski

Puerto Rico Section

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Academic Contact: Eng. Pedro Modesto
Student Contact: Josue Ortiz

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Academic Contact: Dra. Liz Diaz
Student Contact:

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
Academic Contact:  Dr. Pedro Tarafa
Student Contact: Vilda Rivera

South Carolina Section

Clemson University
Academic Contact: Dr. David Ladner
Student Contact: Kathryn Abbot

College of Charleston
Academic Contact: Dr. Barbara Beckingham
Student Contact: Michael Shahin

University of South Carolina
Academic Contact: Dr. Geidel
Academic Contact: Dr. Porter
Student Contact: Katya Altman

South Dakota Section

South Dakota State University
Academic Contact: Christopher Schmit
 Student Contact: Nick Gillen

Texas Section

University of Texas at Austin
Academic Contact: Dr. Desmond Lawler
Student Contact: Lauren Goulding

Tennessee (Kentucky-Tennessee Section)

Tennessee Tech University
Academic Contact: Tania Datta
Student Contact: Rex Gamble

University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Academic Contact: Jon Hathaway
Student Contact: Brandy Manka

Vanderbilt University
Academic Contact: Alan Bowers
Student Contact: Derek Gloudemans


Utah State University
Academic Contact: Laurie McNeill
Student Contact: Tim Clark

Virginia Section

Old Dominion University (Joint with VWEA)
Academic Contact: Dr. Gary Schafran
Student Contact: Haley Morgan

Virginia Tech (Joint with WVEA)
Academic Contact: Zhen (Jason) He
Student Contact: Nevetha Ramesh

Washington (Pacific Northwest Section)

University of Washington
Academic Contact: Michael Dodd
Student Contact: Tessora Young

Wisconsin Section

University of Wisconsin at Madison
Academic Contact: Greg Harrington
Student Contact: Connor Gallagher

University of Wisconsin at Plateville
Academic Contact: Dr.  Michael Penn
Student Contact: Katie Wardinski

University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
Academic Contact: Linda Reid
Student Contact: Eric Doescher

Wyoming (Rocky Mountain Section)

University of Wyoming
Academic Contact: Dr. Jonathan A. Brant
Student Contact: Savannah Bachman


British Columbia SECTION

University of British Columbia

Academic Contact: Pierre Berube
Student Contact: Abhishek Dutta

Ontario Section

Carleton University
Academic Contact: Dr. Banu Ormeci
Student Contact: Jordan Gerber

University of Guelph
Academic Contact: Hongde Zhou
Student Contact: Becca Beutel

University of Ottawa
Academic Contact: Dr. Robert Delatolla
Student Contact: Rochelle Mathew

University of Toronto
Academic Contact: Ron Hofmann
Student Contact: Tyler Malkoske

Western University
Academic Contact: Dr. Slobodan Simonovic
Student Contact: Patrick Alan Breach


Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Academic Contact: Daniel Salas Limon
Student Contact: Leonel Hernandez

Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas
Student Contact: Vicky Campos

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Academic Contact: Superna Mukherji
Student Contact: Sharda Bharti