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085 Career 100 Becoming an Environmental Engineering – An Interview with Dr. Edward Bouwer

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All the technical advances that make our lives more convenient unfortunately also bring pollution to our environment.  Environmental engineers can apply engineering principles to lessen or even reverse the adverse impacts from these modern conveniences.

For today’s edition of the Top 100 Career interview series, we’re glad to welcome an environmental engineer –Dr. Edward J. Bouwer.

Dr. Bouwer earned his Ph.D. in environmental engineering and science from Stanford University in 1982. He is the Abel Wolman Professor of Environmental Engineering and Department Chair in the Geography and Environmental Engineering Department at the Johns Hopkins University.

Part of his extensive experience includes his work with drinking water and wastewater treatment processes, microbial process engineering, and contaminant transport and fate.

In this interview series, let’s join Felicia Gopaul, founder and president of the College Funding Resource, as she interviews Dr. Bouwer.  They will explore interesting facts about the career of an environmental engineer, including:

  • Environmental engineer as a new and emerging career
  • What pushed our guest to pursue this specific area in engineering
  • What other issues that professionals such as Dr. Bouwer usually solve and their approach to solving those issues
  • Different roles that environmental engineers play in securing a sustainable environment for the future
  • How he relates the importance of environmental awareness among the students and individuals in the private sectors

To know more about Dr. Bouwer and his works, you may visit his page here.

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