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CEE Graduate students awarded MWEA scholarships

Three CEE graduate students were awarded scholarships by the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA).| Short Read

Congratulations to several CEE graduate students on their recent Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) scholarship awards:

  • Sherri Cook – Jack H. Wagner Scholarship
  • Mark Poll – John P. Hennessey Scholarship
  • Adam Smith – Antenore C. “Butch” Davanzo Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to worthy MWEA – Michigan Section AWWA Student Members that have excelled in their academic pursuits, at a Michigan university, and are pursuing a course of study leading to a career in Wastewater Treatment, or in some other aspect of the water environment field.

Sherri, Mark and Adam will be recognized at the annual Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) / Michigan American Water Works Association (MI-AWWA) joint conference in Mt. Pleasant, August 10-13.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read