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Women in Engineering: Emily Huth

July 23, 2012

After growing up along the Wasatch Front in Salt Lake City, UT, Emily Huth made the decision to relocate to Laramie in 2006 to pursue her B.S. of Civil Engineering.  She has since achieved unprecedented accomplishments in both the classroom and athletic competition.   

The transition from Utah to Wyoming was abrupt as Utah provided a far more sheltered lifestyle.  Yet, having taken multiple AP classes during high school allowed her to progress quickly throughout her freshman year.

As a freshman, Emily entered UW competing on the diving team that is a member of the Division I Mountain West Conference.  Emily has competed in diving since the age of 8.  This team environment and involvement made the University feel much more familiar and welcoming as she had grown up so deeply involved in the sport.  Team members came from hometowns in varying locations such as Canada, Minnesota, Texas, and Colorado.  This diversity increased the exposure she had with the unique student body found at UW.

As a member of the UW Diving Team (2006-2010), Emily achieved many personal milestones such as being named Academic All-Conference, 2007-2010, named a Mountain West Conference Scholar Athlete, 2007-2010, a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, 2007-2009, and also a member of the Mountain West Student Leadership Summit, August, 2008. 

Additionally, as an undergraduate, Emily received numerous academic recognitions and achievments including; National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, 2011-2014, member of Tau Beta Pi since 2008, President’s and Dean’s Honor Roll, 2006-2010, AWWA and WEF Student Chapter President, 2010-2012, AWWA James B. Warner Scholarship recipient, 2010, Beavers Engineering Scholarship recipient, 2010, and a recipient of the Scholastic Excellence in Engineering Scholarship, 2006-2010. 

She completed her B.S. of Civil Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics in 2010, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a 3.93 GPA.

Emily expects to complete her M.S. of Environmental Engineering this upcoming December.    She is now working as a research assistant for the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering.  In this position she is conducting laboratory and field scale evaluations of a pervaporization membrane process for treating and reusing coal bed methane produced water.  The system designed in this research will later be installed and utilized in both Sheridan, WY and at locations found in Europe.  Emily is currently a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). 

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