EH students resuscitate the Air and Waste Management Association

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Nisha Vijayakumar and Megan Reffert are on a mission.

Nisha Vijayakumar and Megan Reffert

The environmental health graduate students are reviving the Air and Waste Management Association. It was once a thriving group in the college, but as active members graduated the program died down. Now, under the guidance of Amy L. Stuart, PhD, an associate professor specializing in air quality and faculty advisor to AWMA, they are back.

The group is committed to helping students get involved in the field of air and waste management and developing professional connections through networking. Plans for the spring include connecting with the Tampa Bay Environmental Association and embarking on field trips to industrial companies such as Mosaic and Golder Associates.

Membership is open to any USF student and they currently have open officer positions. To join AWMA, go to Center for Student Involvement’s website and select student organizations. Opt to join organizations and choose the Air and Waste Management Association.

Faculty involvement is welcomed.

For additional information or to get involved in any capacity, send an email to or

Story and photos by Infiniti Mincey, USF College of Public Health

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