Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) recognized Matthew Nichols on receiving the 2016 Academic Excellence Award recipient for University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.
The CSWEA presents an Academic Excellence Award to a student from each university with a recognized Graduate Program in Environmental Engineering in the state, which is to host the annual meeting. Nominations are made by the faculty of the engineering department.
From the city of Wausau, Nichols was inspired to come to UW-Green Bay because of skiing, the academic programs, and environment-friendly atmosphere. He is the captain of UWGB’s NCAA Division I Nordic Ski Team. Nichols will graduate this upcoming May with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. He aspires to work in a water and wastewater treatment field after he graduates.
The award will be presented during the banquet at the 89th Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. The banquet will be held during the evening on Thursday, May 19, 2016. The award includes a paid one-year student membership in CSWEA, complimentary conference registration, lunch and dinner on May 19th, one night’s lodging, $50.00 for expenses, plus a $250 cash award.