CCEE master’s student Catalina Lopez was one of more than 30 graduate students from across the state who presented their research at Graduate Education Day 2016 at the N.C. General Assembly. Lopez is investigating sources of 1,4 Dioxane, a likely human carcinogen, found in drinking water drawn from the Cape Fear River basin. Her advisor is Dr. Detlef Knappe.
Lopez, three other students, and administrators from NC State’s Graduate School visited with legislators to talk about their work and implications for North Carolina. Lopez met with Wake County Rep. Rosa Gill to share how their research could lead to safer drinking water for North Carolina.
Legislators also stopped by to talk with students about their research posters and to enjoy NC State’s Howling Cow ice cream.
More information on this story is available at the Graduate School website.