2017 – 2018 Scholarship Recipients

A&WMA Gulf Coast Chapter proudly awarded the 2017 – 2018 academic year Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 each to the candidates below. The candidates offered an impressive academic and/or research excellence, passion for the environment, community engagements and involvements through volunteer activities and/or participation in professional organizations.

2017 Recipient — Adam Zambie

Adam will be an incoming Environmental Engineering freshman at The University of Texas at Austin. Adam grew up in Austin and likes to spend his time outdoors. He is currently interning with Keep Austin Beautiful. His goal is to work with renewable energy so the next generation can continue to enjoy the great outdoors.

2017 Recipient — Krishna Rishi Saladi

Krishna is pursuing his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. Rishi’s graduate work focuses on the fate, transport characteristics, and remediation of organic compounds in the soil and groundwater. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, India.

2017 Recipient — Sakha Jamadar

Sakha is a PhD candidate in the Environmental Toxicology at Texas Southern University. She holds a Master’s degree in Toxicology from Indiana University. Ms. Jamadar’s research is focused on finding a biomarker and counteracting measures for exposure to environmental contaminants such as exposure to mercury (Hg) compounds, by utilizing Caenorhabditis elegans as a preferable laboratory model that can serve best for metabolism research. Ms. Jamadar was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Her aspiration is to work as a toxicologist.

2017 Recipient — Quazi Ziaur Rasool

Quazi is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. Quazi works in Dr. Daniel Cohan’s research group with focus on modeling reactive nitrogen emissions from soil and looking at agricultural management practices to mitigate them. In addition to his PhD research, he has also worked as a visiting researcher in the Computational Exposure Division (CED) of US Environmental Protection Agency at Research Triangle Park, NC.