Jeannie WilkeningChemical engineering major Jeannie Wilkening has received a highly competive 2015-2016 Goldwater Scholarship.

Wilkening is studying the ways in which humans affect biogeochemical cycles – in other words, how water and various other compounds and chemical elements move through the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. She collaborates with professors Jim Field and Reyes Sierra-Alvarez on a project using microbes to recover tellurium, a mildly toxic but valuable chemical element found in industrial waste streams.

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