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Steve Dentel receives global outreach award

June 2, 2014--Steven K. Dentel, UD professor of civil and environmental engineering, was honored as the namesake and inaugural recipient of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Steven K. Dentel Award for Global Outreach.

This prestigious award recognizes Dentel for his “outstanding contributions and leadership through involvement in environmental engineering and science outreach activities to the global community” and will be presented to future recipients who display similar exemplary activities.

As a recognized expert in water processing, Dentel has played a key role in UD’s environmental engineering community. He was instrumental in the development of the environmental engineering bachelor of science program and UD’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter, where he currently serves as a faculty adviser.

Dentel is equally important in the global community. Since the creation of UD’s EWB chapter in 2006, Dentel has led over 40 EWB students on multiple trips to Cameroon where they have worked on projects to develop systems for clean and sustainable water supplies for local villages. 

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