The University of Iowa

Margaret Carolan

Maggie Carolan

Finalist

Surveying Radium in Iowa Private Drinking Water Wells

Maggie Carolan is a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering at the University of Iowa. Her current research focuses on developing treatment materials for removing uranium from drinking water and monitoring radium in private drinking water wells in Iowa. She is particularly interested in understanding how private well users make choices about drinking water and interact with household water treatment devices. Maggie is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She earned a B.S. in Water Resources, Policy, and Management from Virginia Tech in 2018, where she became passionate about safe drinking water while working as a research assistant on the Flint Water Study team. Outside of working the lab, Maggie enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and gluten-free baking.

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