CEE’s “Hydrolunteers” were awarded UT’s Student Organization Environmental Leadership Award. The “Hydrolunteers” are student group is comprised of students from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering that is focused on understanding, protecting and preserving water resources in East Tennessee. The awarded is given annually to a student organization that demonstrates environmental stewardship through engagement, action, and leadership.
“Hydrolunteers has made substantial strides in their two years of ‘rebooting’ a student-led, water/environment focused organization,” said nominator Professor Jon Hathaway. “It is a noble effort to not only educate the student population, but they also have been working to expand into the community with stream cleanup, working with Keep Knoxville beautiful, etc. I’m excited to see the group continue to grow and move toward and integrated team of students from across all colleges at UT.”