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Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

McKenzie Walquist

Biological Engineering

Junior
Jefferson City, Missouri
Faculty mentor: Sarah (Xiao) Wu, Biological Engineering


Provide Access to Clean Water

Plasma Discharge Technology for Water Treatment

Grand Challenge Pitch

I have participated in water treatment research involving a new reactor design in plasma discharge technology. I want to continue this research, including work involving the removal of bacteria, dyes, and chemicals and their residual components from various water sources. I recognize that there are invaluable resources that must be preserved and people with needs to be met. I want to contribute to a world in which responsible innovation improves lives across the planet.

McKenzie Walquist
McKenzie Walquist

I will conduct research focused on the wastewater treatment process. I worked studying a bioreactor simulating a wastewater facility, and observed how variations in chemicals dissolved in wastewater can inhibit bacteria nitrification.

I have completed 6 credits in social sciences I also completed Honors ENGL 257, Literature of Western Civilization in which I learned how new ideas, in science and beyond, change our world.

I will take courses that will help me understand how design and market engineering solutions fit into the economy. I will take ENTR 414: Entrepreneurship and ENGR 360: Engineering Economy.

I will participate in a U of I Alternative Service Break. During this two week long trip to South America, we will assist in projects related to sustainable agriculture, road repairs, and health and sanitation.

I plan to volunteer regularly for the U of I Sustainability Center. I will participate in the programs to plant native trees in the area or gardening with the U of I organic garden. I will find opportunities to use engineering principles to improve our environment.

Grand Challenge Focus Area

Provide Access to Clean Water

Today, the availability of water for drinking and other uses is a critical problem in many areas of the world.

Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach