Travis Spangler received the 2016 William R. Walker Award from the Water Center. Travis is pursuing a M.S. in Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Prior to enrolling in graduate school he completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and worked in industry for several years. He is currently investigating floating treatment wetlands as potential nutrient removal technologies for stormwater runoff.
Established to honor the late William Walker, the founding director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, this award has been given since 1999 to recognize and support graduate students in water resources who are pursuing work in a field different from their undergraduate study, or who have returned to school following a period of professional work. More information about this program is available HERE.