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Karl Christensen Awarded AWWA Intermountain Section Scholarship

02/17/2019

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Karl Christensen, UWRL graduate student, winner of this year's AWWA Intermountain Section Graduate Science and Engineering Scholarship
Karl Christensen, winner of the 2019 AWWA-Intermountain Section Graduate Science and Engineering Scholarship

USU/UWRL graduate student Karl Christensen was recently awarded this year’s Graduate Science and Engineering Scholarship from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Intermountain Section. The scholarship was created “to encourage science education and training related to the field of conservation, water quality, supply, resources, reuse or treatment.”

Karl is pursuing an MS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at USU with an emphasis in Hydrology. His research focuses on estimating streamflow metrics at ungauged locations across the entire state of California. He will graduate in May and begin his career working for Gannett Fleming in Denver, CO. Karl has served as the USU AWAW Student Chapter Vice President, ASCE Student Chapter President, USU Engineering Council Member, USU Engineering Ambassador, and Peru Team Lead with Engineers Without Borders.

He enjoys the complexities of water resources and wants to help solve problems faced by our current water infrastructure. He has always been passionate about the outdoors and usually spends weekends hiking, camping, and climbing. One of his favorite places in the world is Yosemite National Park in California.