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Victoria Hewitt, Class of 2011, Receives Fulbright Fellowship

The department is happy to announce that Victoria Hewitt, Class of 2011, has won a Fulbright Grant to do research in the water sector in India.  Her research proposal was to work with an existing team from IIT Kanpur (Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur) to update an existing wastewater treatment plant.  The wastewater treatment plant is located in Gujarat in western India, and treats wastes from a wide variety of industrial facilities.

Her Princeton senior thesis, titled, "Fenton's Reagent as a Treatment for Reactive Dye Textile Wastewater: Optimization and Design," was meant in part to prepare her to join the research team at IIT Kanpur.  Fenton's Reagent is a promising advanced oxidation technique that can be used to treat industrial wastes.

Victoria is planning to go to India in August to begin an intensive language training program for 4 months in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.  She will also be taking some classes at IIT Kanpur.

The Fulbright Fellowship is for 9 months to one year.  She will serve as an intellectual cultural ambassador from the US to India.

Congratulations to Victoria on this honor!