For Sustained and Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Engineering Education and Practice.
During her nearly forty-career at the University of Colorado – Boulder, JoAnn Silverstein taught 20 different courses and advised 24 doctoral students, with 14 going on to careers in academia, and 43 MS students. JoAnn has also been a strong advocate for diversity and equity at UC Boulder. Her research has primarily focused on the control of nitrogen discharges to the environment, with bench-, pilot- and full-scale experimental research, and modeling. Her projects have evaluated the performance and resilience analysis of wastewater treatment systems based on degree of (de)centralization, the statistical modeling of wastewater nutrient removal, the impacts of water conservation on wastewater treatment. She also has made significant contributions to practice. Joann has maintained her status as a Registered Professional Engineer and has patents for the “Biological Denitrification of Water,” that have been implemented at full scale in rural communities