What’s Happening at WEFTEC 2017 for Students and YPs

Attention Students and Young Professionals! WEFTEC is the premier water quality event for students and young professionals interested in pursuing or developing a career in the water sector. Be sure to explore all the events for students and young professionals at WEFTEC this year. https://weftec.org/syp

Friday, 9/29: Engage the next generation of water stewards at Water Palooza

Saturday, 9/30: Build a bioswale at the 10th Annual WEF Community Service Project

On Sept. 30, WEF’s Students and Young Professionals Committee will host their 10th Annual WEF Community Service Project at Manierre Elementary School in Chicago. Volunteers will spend the day building a green classroom and bioswales that surround a playground area.

The project helps transform a paved playground with poor drainage that makes it susceptible to flooding into a permeable gathering space for students that helps capture and filter stormwater, alleviate flooding, and improve local water quality. After excavation has been conducted, volunteers will help fill the area with gravel and soil needed for drainage and then plant native vegetation.

Sunday, 10/1: Cheer on your alma mater at the Student Design Competition

The WEF Student Design Competition is celebrating its 16th annual event at WEFTEC this year! The competition began in 2002 to promote real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing education and careers in water and wastewater engineering and science.The 2017 competition will feature presentations from 17 schools from 16 different Member Associations in the United States and Canada. Students from both competitions will come together for a rapid-fire process challenge in the afternoon, along with a networking dessert reception and awards ceremony.

WEF’s Students and Young Professionals Committee encourages you to come cheer on your alma mater or Member Association’s team at this year’s competition on Sunday, October 1 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Be sure to explore the full schedule and details of the 2017 competition here.

Monday, 10/2: Participate in the Annual Student Chapter and SYPC Meetings. Meet with top environmental firms at the Students and Young Professionals Career Fair. Network with other young professionals at the WEF YP Reception.

Monday, 10/2: Join WEF’s Students and Young Professionals Committee for a fun-filled evening of conversation and peer-to-peer networking!
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Cuvée (308 W. Erie St) | Chicago, IL

Bring your WEFTEC badge and your photo ID to gain entry. Cuvée welcomes guests aged 21 and older. Security personnel will check IDs at the door. Dress: sophisticated attire. No sportswear, shorts, or flip flops. Guests access Cuvée through the private alley entrance off N. Franklin Street.

Don’t forget to share your WEFTEC experience on social media using the hashtags #wefsyp, #wefservice and #WEFTEC17.

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