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Dr. Kebreab Ghebremichael receives The Joy McCann Foundation Grant
December 6th, 2018

Dr. Kebreab Ghebremichael, Director of Water Sustainability at the Patel College of Global Sustainability, in collaboration with Dr. Feldman, from the School of Education, and Dr. Ergas, from the School of Engineering, recently received a grant from The Joy McCann Foundation.

Funding from the community grant will go towards a water treatment research project in partnership with Leto high school and Pierce middle school. The ultimate goal of the program will be geared towards incorporating water treatment technology in the schools’ curriculum and engaging students in STEM education and outreach activities in their community. The high school and middle school students will carry out water purification research activities as part of their science classes and will be supported by USF graduate students and faculty.

The project will be executed over a one year period and will start in January 2019. The project will involve graduate level research students from USF and teachers from Hillsborough County.

The Joy McCann Foundation prides itself on supporting initiatives that promote wellness and responsibility within the community. The Joy McCann Foundation has had a history of funding community initiatives and the Patel College of Global Sustainability is pleased to lead this new initiative in the hopes of encouraging others to get involved and “build a sustainable community together.”