June 03, 2020

Garver, Tarleton State combine for WEAT competition win

A partnership between Garver and the Tarleton State University engineering department continues to produce winners – along with students who quickly transition to contributing members of the engineering profession.

Garver Water Project Engineer Wesley Lozano recently led a team of environmental and civil engineering classmates from Tarleton State to a first-place finish in the Water Environment Association of Texas Student Design Competition. Lozano, who was a Garver Launch intern last summer, and his team of classmates created design upgrades for the City of Pflugerville’s wastewater treatment plant.

The competition, typically held during the Texas Water Conference but staged virtually this year, was held between eight schools, including Tarleton State, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Houston, and Tecnologico de Monterrey.

“This was a fun, competitive way to work on real-world water solutions for Texas communities,” Lozano said. “I’m grateful for the mentorship I’ve received from the Garver Water Team along the way. My experience working with Garver was a huge contributor to us winning first place, and made for a seamless transition into the profession.”

Garver West Texas Water Business Team Leader Tina Hanson has mentored the Tarleton State team for three years. The inaugural team placed in the top three, a significant achievement considering it was the team’s first year. Previous teams included students who have become key members of Garver’s expert Texas Water Team, including Water Project Engineers Ty Riebe, Kevin Flinn, and Jared Sienkiewich.

“Working with and guiding students entering our profession is just as important as our infrastructure projects themselves,” Hanson said. “The bright minds from Tarleton State have been a joy to work with, and have already begun to make an impact on our firm, our industry, and communities across Texas.”

To learn more about what Garver’s Water Team can do for you, visit our Water services page.

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