Graduate research assistant Lucas Djehdian received the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Larson Aquatic Research Scholarship (LARS) at AWWA 2017 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This scholarship is awarded annually to one M.S. student performing research in the fields of water treatment, distribution, and environmental science.
The AWWA Larson Aquatic Research Scholarship was founded in 1984, and is named after Dr. Thurston E. Larson (1910-1984), a former active member of the American Water Works Association and the American Chemical Society. Dr. Larson worked in the Illinois Water Survey for 45 years, was an environmental engineering professor at the University of Illinois from 1962 to 1977, and received several awards for his work within environmental chemistry throughout his career. He was also a great contributor to the establishment of the AWWA Research Foundation in 1967.