Our own Amanda Sain honored as outstanding graduate student.


Congratulations to Amanda Sain for receiving the honor of being named an outstanding master’s degree student by the Virginia Tech Graduate School.

Amanda’s research is focused on the intersection of water quality and air quality with an emphasis on aqueous inorganic constituents, specifically Manganese. She has a passion for looking into where water and public health intersect so that drinking water continues to be safe and accessible.

Water types: What’s the difference?

Consumers may have noticed that they have several options for purchasing water…..they can choose from distilled, purified, or even spring water at the grocery store. Throughout my undergrad studies I remember pipetting distilled water into concoctions my professor was anxiously waiting for us to “cook up,” but never did I really think about the differences in [...]

Water issues and the New Zealand’s dairy industry – a student’s perspective.

Georgianna Mann, a graduate student in Food Science and Technology and student affiliated with the Water INTERface, travelled to New Zealand to investigate the issues of water availability and quality on the New Zealand dairy industry.  She spoke with farmers, a dairy cooperative, and dairy representatives at the New Zealand Field Days, the largest agribusiness [...]

Brief reflection of GRAD 5134 from Fall ’12

Happy Holidays everyone! Check out this photo Dr. Davy recently posted over on our Facebook page. Brings back good memories of the Water INTERface Interdisciplinary Research class (i.e. GRAD 5134). This course was by far the best practical experience we could have had in cross-disciplinary research activities; we all worked hard and learned more about each other [...]

Guest Post by the First Water INTERface Graduate: Susan Mirlohi, Ph. D.

A Tribute to IGEP Water INTERface at Virginia Tech: A Team with a Mission As the first graduate of the IGEP Water INTERface program at Virginia Tech, I am proud to contribute this posting in recognition and support of the program and its dedicated team of faculty and students. When I started my PhD program [...]