EPA Cincinnati Technology Collaboration and Transfer
Innovative Water Technology Workforce Development
EPA Cincinnati has a rich history of developing some of the most well-respected scientists and engineers in the water management field. In 2013, we will be celebrating 100 years of federally sponsored Water Research in Cincinnati (PDF) (1 pp, 2.8 MB). A recent article in Environmental Engineer: Applied Research and Practice discusses this history and was written by several notable scientists and engineers with long, productive careers at EPA Cincinnati. These and other researchers have mentored many top scientists in the field today.
EPA continues to dedicate staff to develop young investigators through mentoring programs at the grade school, college, and post-graduate levels. Our scientists and engineers volunteer time as mentors in local grade schools. At the university level, we recruit undergraduate and graduate students from local colleges and universities to work on highly relevant research in our water technology laboratories. These positions are part- or full-time for projects lasting a few weeks up to several years. Students can gain experience in both laboratory and field settings. We also provide post-doctoral experiences to PhDs with expertise in water technology and management. We periodically issue calls for these positions. Although we currently do not have formal relationships with Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs at the middle and high school levels, we see this as an area of opportunity. If there is interest, please contact us.
Cincinnati EPA Water Cluster Coordinator