Lyle Team Places in National Competition

Team awarded first place in state-wide competition in April

A Lyle student team from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was awarded third place in the nation-wide Student Design Competition sponsored by the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

Jillianne Matus, Mary Moore, Allison Reinert, and Sarah Shepard presented their project titled “The Reevaluation of the Biosolids Handling Facilities at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center” during the 84th Annual Water Environmental Federation Technical Exhibit and Conference (WEFTEC), in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, October 16th. The WEFTEC is the largest water quality conference held in north America attracting approximately 20,000 attendees.  

The student’s design project provides a comprehensive solution for the future capacity of the biosolids handling operations at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center in San Antonio. The team is supervised by Professor Fritz Beck.

In April of 2011, this team was awarded first place in the student design competition sponsored by the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) and represented the State of Texas in this national competition.

This is the third year in a row that a Lyle engineering team has won the state title, and second time in the past three years that the Lyle team has won a top honor at the national competition.