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Michael Rose is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in geography & environmental engineering
American Water announced that Michael Rose, a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, has been chosen as the recipient of the American Water Works Assn.(AWWA) 2014 American Water Scholarship. The scholarship is an annual award of $5,000 presented to a graduate level student to assist with the development of professionals interested in service to the water industry.
Rose was selected for this scholarship due to his academic abilities, industry experience and leadership to contribute to the advancement of science in the field of drinking water. His current research focuses on iodine-containing disinfection byproducts that may be formed during treatment of hydraulic fracturing wastewater, which are generated during natural gas drilling. During this research, Rose hopes to shed light on iodine chemistry in conventional water treatment and the relationship between shale gas extraction and drinking water quality.
"American Water is pleased to present this prestigious award to Michael, who was selected among 33 outstanding applicants," said Dr. Mark LeChevallier, director of innovation & environmental stewardship and member of the award selection committee. "Not only is Michael an exceptional scholar, he is a dedicated engineer with leadership potential in the water industry and has a passion for learning and research. We are proud to help him advance his drinking water research studies."
Rose received a bachelor's degree in geology and environmental studies from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Rose also studied at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand and holds his Professional Geologist license in California.
Administered by AWWA, American Water's scholarship is currently the only one offered by a water utility among the 15 active scholarships. The 2014 American Water Scholarship was initially announced at the organization's ACE14 event in Boston.