2016-2017 Watertech of America Scholarships
is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Watertech of America Scholarships in
Memory of Eugene VandenHeuvel are being awarded to the following UW-Milwaukee
students: Patrick Siwula, Antonio Garcia, and Jason Tutowski.
Siwula is currently a lab assistant for Dr. Sandra McLellan at the School of
Freshwater Sciences focusing on water quality monitoring. He also serves as President
of the Student Water Council and recently presented research at the
International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) conference, which he
conducted in Laguna Bacalar, Mexico.
Garcia recently returned from an environmental engineering internship in
Bolivia with Fundacion SODIS where he worked to address drinking water issues
in rural Bolivia from an engineering and public education standpoint. He will
be presenting this work, as well as information about U.S. drinking water and
sanitation systems, to high school students at Milwaukee’s Escuela Verda,
through a semester-long program.
Tutowski serves as Vice President for the Student Water Council and works as a
water quality monitoring intern for Milwaukee Riverkeeper.
Watertech of America Scholarship was founded in memory of Eugene
"Gene" VandenHeuvel who founded Watertech in 1980. The primary
purpose of these funds is to provide scholarship, fellowship, and research
support for students enrolled in the School of Freshwater Sciences at
in 2009, The UW-M School of FreshwaterSciences (SFS) is the first graduate school in the nation dedicated solely
to the study of freshwater.
Click here to watch some highlights from the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gl5mKMroAE&feature=youtu.be