Students & Young Professionals

WEFTEC: Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference

    WEFTEC Events for Students:
  • Student Lounge
  • WEF Design Competition
  • Career Fair 
  • Student Chapter Annual Meeting
  • WEF Proceedings 
  • Student Appreciation Reception
  • Young Professionals Reception
  • Community Service Project
  • Water Palooza 
  • And much more...

WEF Student Design Competition

Lauren Zuravnsky, Design Competition Sub-Committee Chair -   
Caroline Pakenham, WEF Staff - 

The competition began in 2002 and was developed to provide a forum at WEFTEC to showcase the capabilities of students studying environmental engineering. Through sponsorship of this event, student design teams compete for award money. In 2009, this event expanded to host two competitions:

(1) Wastewater Design (W) - intended to include the traditional wastewater design projects, e.g. hydraulic capacity design, upgrades to existing systems, biosolids handling, etc.

(2) Environmental Design (E) - intended to include the current contemporary engineering topics, e.g. sustainability, water reuse, wetland construction, etc.

Below is the list of teams that will compete in the 2016 Student Design Competition at WEFTEC   
Category  MA   University 
W NDWEA  North Dakota State University
W WEAT  Southern Methodist University
W BCWWA  University of Northern British Columbia/ University of British Columbia
W PNCWA  Seattle University
W NCWEA  North Carolina State University
W RMWEA  University of Colorado - Boulder
W FWEA       University of South Florida (Team 1)
W FWEA  University of South Florida (Team 2)
W WEA  Utah State University
E      CSWEA  University of Minnesota
E NEWEA  Northeastern University
E CSWEA  Milwaukee School of Engineering/ University of Wisconsin - Platteville
E VWEA  Virginia Military Institute
E WEAO  University of Guelph
E CWEA  Johns Hopkins University


WEF Student Chapters

Scholarships and Career Development Training 

WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC)

Want to get more involved in WEF? Join the SYPC! If you have questions, the Committee Chair, Vice Chair, and WEF Staff Liaison are ready to speak with you on SYPC programs and initiatives.  


 Contact WEF staff member Caroline Pakenham at