Outreach and Educational Service

Outreach Activities

  • Pittsburgh Teachers Institute Workshops on water resources (2001), regional water quality (2009), and shale gas development (2012). Prepared and delivered half-day and full day tutorials with hands on learning activity for science teachers.
  • Society of Women Engineers “Engineering Your Future” and High School Day. Developed and delivered hands on activities on aquifer contamination and drinking water filtration.
  • Summer Achievement for Minority Scholars (SAMS) at Carnegie Mellon University. Developed a three week research program for high school students in water quality.
  • RET: Research Experience for Teachers Program through National Science Foundation. Hosted six high school teachers for research experiences over four summers.
  • ASCE Future Cities Competition: engineering coach to middle school team (2010-2012).
  • Individual school visits for grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10.  “What is Engineering?;” “Engineering your water;” “Stormwater and Green Infrastructure;” “Groundwater Pollution and Remediation.”

Educational Service Activities

  • External Advisory Board. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Cornell. (2018)
  • External Advisory Board. Urban Water Innovation Network. Colorado State University (2016)
  • Lafayette College of Engineering Advisory Board (2011)
  • University of Illinois NSF Center (Water CAMPWS) External Advisory Board (2007-2008)
  • Water Works Operators of PA David Long Scholarship Selection Committee (2003-2011)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowship Selection Committee 2003-2004.
  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Fellowship Selection Committee 2004
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship Selection Committee 2004.
  • Advisory Board, Content for Girls Math and Science Project; Family Communications Inc. (2002)