Nicolette Zhou, CEE PhD candidate, has received the 2015 Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. The award recognizes mentors for outstanding efforts in guiding undergraduates to become scholars.
Each year, students presenting their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium are invited to nominate their mentor for special recognition. A committee then selects a few awardees from among those nominees to honor at the symposium. Zhou was one of six mentors and the only graduate student selected to be honored this year.
Zhou’s research focuses on improving the removal of trace organic contaminants during wastewater treatment through bioaugmentation with bacteria capable of degrading these contaminants.
“I have greatly enjoyed mentoring undergraduate researchers and watching them grow in their abilities and understanding,” said Zhou.