The 7th Annual Queensland Environmental Engineering Student Awards Night was held on Tuesday 17 October 2007, at the Engineers Australia Hawkin Auditorium.
The evening showcased thesis projects being undertaken by Queensland undergraduate students studying environmental science, environmental management and environmental engineering within SEQ as follows:
Rachelle Willis (Griffith University – BEng Env)
An Investigation into Nitrogen Speciation, Removal Processes and Improving Removal through Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs).
Industry partner: Brown Consulting
Tallulah Kaegi (University of Queensland BEng Env)
Seawater Intrusion in a Sand Island Aquifer Dominated by a Near-Coastal Freshwater Wetland - The main objective of this research thesis was to gain a better understanding of groundwater processes in the eastern coastal fringe of North Stradbroke, which is dominated by an extensive freshwater wetland
Robert McGlinn (Griffith University – BEng Env)
The Hydrological Effects of Urbanisation in Brisbane. The task combines streamflow data with meteorological and urbanisation data, to investigate the effects of urbanisation on catchment hydrology.
Industry partner: Brisbane City Council, (City Design)
Ashleigh Hackles (Queensland University of Technology BEng)
The Influence of Urban Form on Stormwater Runoff Quality – The project findings will help provide an empirical relationship between catchment hydrology and urbanisation, which will be utilised and incorporated into City Design flood-modelling software.
Christopher Mills (University of Queensland BEng Mining)
Acid generation and optimization of water reticulation in mining industry -
The research focuses developing a method that will help asses whether acid will be produced when underground water bodies are drained during mining.
See the attached flyer for the full program.
Congratulations to the undergaduate winner Robert McGlinn from Griffith University, and the runner up Chris Mills from Univeristy of Queensland.
SSEE and WMAA would like to thank our generous sponsors for the evening: